Huh diggidy what?
Let me explain. #HDYGG is a linky that Annie runs over on her blog. A chance to do a blog post once a week to show “How Does Your Garden Grow”. I have never felt able to link up before as our garden has been a bit of a disaster of late.
Neither Mr B nor I are natural born gardeners (that is what the BBC should have called that allotment programme then they could have stopped using the term “allotmenteers” which makes me get stabby) so our garden looks amazing once it has been done but then goes downhill until it is next done. It used to be done by the lovely Mr B Sr who would do all the jobs in it that I would never have thought to do, but since he is a little less mobile these days we now pay somebody to do that for us.
We are lucky to have a lovely long garden, it is one of the reasons we bought our house. We dismissed an entire desirable “everybody wants to live there” estate on the outskirts of our town as the gardens are quite small. We didn’t want to be overlooked, and we wanted a decent garden so we could get a hot tub in it.
So we only have ourselves to blame that we now have a garden that needs attention.
As I try to focus on ways to be happy and contented I am turning to the garden more and more now. Sitting in it for ten minutes last Sunday to make the most of the sunshine, for instance. Going out and standing in the grass to “ground myself” when I have had a stressful morning. Throwing a ball around for the dog to chase after. All really simple things that give me joy in our garden.
Which is why I have decided to start linking up with Annie for #HDYGG. So I can document as our garden grows and develops.
As a starter here is a bit of a “before and after”
A simple lawn cut and digging over one bed, both of which had been untouched for the best part of 7 months and the transformation was huge. But is pretty much as far as we have got so far.
Though we have found that now the drive has been weeded too we have a patch of bluebells, just growing on their own out of the gravel.
Over the coming months the intention is to get more plants into that bed, get pots on the patio and, here’s the wish, get a raised bed vegetable patch at the end and document it here so you can see what is happening.