The weather has been mostly warm and sunny for the past week (apart from today of course, because it’s a bank holiday here in the UK!) and I’ve been continuing with my Mission to transform my garden. Just for reminders, here’s what it looked like when I moved in just over 2 years agoYep, the area filled with rubble to the left, between the two tree stumps, is the same as the one in the pic at the top! This has been the final part of the garden to receive the Sarah Special, Organic Permaculture No-Budget treatment, mainly because it was literally a pile of refuse – rocks, rubble, builder’s plastic, and broken glass. I’m not up to lots of heavy digging and had no means to import top soil, etc, which anyway is against my ‘zero budget’ principles! So I’ve been pondering what to do with it for a long time. Then a few weeks back whilst re-reading Graham Bell’s classic book ‘The Permaculture Garden’, I hit upon the solution! And here, I’ve even made a little video to show you how I did it!
Pretty cool, huh?! I am, of course, exceptionally chuffed!
Meanwhile the rest of the garden is busy transforming itself, now. The flower bed that was one of the first beds I created back in 2015 has totally come into its own this year and is looking amazing. Again, here’s what it looked like when I started:By planting mostly perennials, bulbs, and self-seeding annuals and keeping the planting dense to supress the weeds, I really haven’t done much of anything to it this year. It got mulched with compost last autumn, a bit of a weeding in spring before the perennials had gotten into full growth, and a sprinkle of organic chicken manure pellets. This is how it looks today!
Hope you enjoyed my little tour! Wishing you a flowery, low-maintenance kinda week 🙂