Starting On The Raised Bed – Year Of The Garden
We managed to get out in the garden for a while over the Easter weekend. Our first job is to make the raised bed so I dug over the former border. It used to look lovely before the grass and weeds took over.
It had a hydrangea and lots of lilies as well as spring bulbs.
The hydrangea ended up completely covered in long grass and the spring bulbs just didn’t come up again this year.
I dug the hydrangea and spring bulbs up. I’m not replanting any of them as we’re having a complete change and I’ve gone off hydrangeas.
I do want spring bulbs in front of the raised bed but I’m just going to buy new ones in the autumn.
After I’d finished the digging I started giving the fence panels a coat of paint. We needed to get them done before we started the building.
I managed 1 panel before my back started hurting so Ant did the other 2 🙂
Ant made a start on building the raised bed and before he could get much done, rain stopped play!
Hopefully, we’ll be able to get out again tomorrow and get lots more done. I have some bushes to dig up and replant while Ant’s brick laying 🙂