Yes, I do actually have a confession. After all my good work this month spending almost nothing, I blew a massive hole in the budget this weekend.
The justification is, however, that it is money well spent in the long run towards my bid for low cost living. I thought, as now the weather is beginning to improve and have glimmers of spring (ah, come on, I know you have to look hard) that I had to turn my attention to the garden. I have been busy the last month or so making a long term plan of the garden and how to make it as productive as possible.
Anyway, this is what I bought (at least I shopped about and got good prices)
A Bramley apple tree. Definitely a long term purchase. It is about as tall as me (I come in at a measly 5 foot 7) and I look forward to eventually having all those free apples. I have to buy another at some point soon so that one will pollinate the other so I will keep my eyes open for a good eating apple variety.
A rhubarb plant. You've got to love Rhubarb and I sure do. When I'm not making apple crumble I will be making rhubarb crumble.
A lavender and a rosemary - just because.
Seed packets - peas, salad, tomatoes, spring onion, onion sets, potatoes, pepper, radish
180 litres of compost.
Wood to build raised bed number 1.
So, although that little lot cost me over £40, effectively blowing nearly half of march's budget, I will find the money somewhere and reap the rewards this year and over the years to come.
On another note, my builder comes tomorrow to put in the new front door and patio door and returns on Wednesday to do two windows.
So this week is spend spend spend, which will be followed by a period of work work work and broke broke broke.
Still, I am smiling and happy and can't wait to get stuck into the garden.
Photos will follow later in the week as I get stuck into things out there. I am having regular problems posting photos on blogger (it seems as one problem dries up another one starts up) so it is a bit hit and miss. Anyone else had trouble with the photos corrupting?