Dirt, dirt and more dirt…

Dirt, dirt and more dirt…

Look at this! All this beautiful dark soil emerging as we dig by hand, getting lots of lovely air into the soil, getting rid of weeds and spreading muck.

Spreading the muck

Pip and Adrian hard at work. Although this is hard work, with two or more its great and surprisingly addictive!

I was going to wait to show you this, but I’m just too excited. Martin got all the benches up and now we can really get a sense of how the space will work with the microherbs in place…

The Glasshouses

The garden was buzzing with activity today. We had local specialists coming to look at drains and Pip discovered a brilliant composting company. They are locally based and source all of their ingredients from within a 40 mile radius. We visited the plant as having seen the website we were curious to see the site set up and discuss our specific needs. Within minutes we had arranged for Ben to come and visit us, and it went from being next week to literally within the same hour. I love it when things work out like that!

Ben was suitably impressed with the site, but far more importantly is willing to work closely with Charlie and I to tailor make specific compost to suit our requirements for microherbs and new seedlings – adding or taking away ingredients as required. They already supply the National Trust, schools, colleges and a plethora of renowned gardens, so now we look forward to trialling some of their products.

cleaning the tools area
the garden tools area

Who are these shady characters? A mere blur because they’re moving so fast, or camera shy? You decide! Seriously though, look at Pip’s work on the tool shed. Everything is definitely spick and span and has its place. Even the watering cans (thanks to Martin’s hooks) which we dream about using in the summer while hatching shivering plans in the potting shed…

One last pic for you. The walled garden as it looked this evening. Even though it was a wet day, the golden light shone through…

the path in the garden

 

 

 

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