Well, actually mostly brown from the mud, but ‘brown fingers’ has disgusting connotations so…
Anyway, back in the garden this weekend to make the most of soaring temperatures (well, 15 degrees ish). We have removed the stupid random fence panel and gate that enclosed the little patio area directly behind the house, which means I can now see right down the garden. The garden looks bigger for it, and it means if Izz is outside while I’m cleaning I don’t have to worry about what she’s up to.
My sister popped down on Friday to help with some bits and together with 4 tyres we worked out that we need 42 in total to border the higher up bit of the garden. Not quite the “20-odd” I predicted in my previous post on the subject. We have 4, so only 38 to go … anyone got any spare 15″ tyres knocking about?
Talking of tyres (well, sort of) my poor Fabia has an oil leak. :(
Back on subject – garden – we now have a blueberry bush, and a dwarf/patio cherry tree both in half barrels up the top of the garden, and my raised beds are on the way. Karl bought and fitted a water butt, so we shall be efficiently saving water soon (never before have I been excited to see it rain, but in preference it can wait til I’m at work or in bed).
Peppers + tomatoes started off in the cheapo greenhouse this weekend. I normally do 3 but have done 9 of each this year. I may be asking for trouble but after last year’s disastrous yield of 1 red and 2 green tomatoes (and bugger all else) I’m taking no chances. Any bagsies for tomato chutney come the end of summer?