It has been a busy few days in the garden. I was away working over the weekend so missed all that golden opportunity to garden in the sunshine, instead, I have been in and out dodging rain.
I have been creating a raised bed vegetable garden area and it was hard work (usual stones in the ground problems.
I started by digging the area out and removing the turf and then digging deep to fit the raised bed posts into the ground.
I dug out a trench that I was to fill with gravel, both to make it prettier and also because I heard that slugs and snails don't like to go over gravel - anything to keep them off the veg after the year of it I have had with them!
I put in a liner so that the weeds would not come through the gravel.
Then I added some stepping stones around the back, made use of some of the massive stones that I have pulled from the ground, and began the process of filling in with the small stones.
I put cardboard in the bottom of the bed to help the grass down until it rots and then added a lot of compost. A few plants around the outside to soften the edges (more to come in time)
And finally I planted my cabbage and cauliflower, I have been growing most of these from seed for a very long time and some of them have succomed to being eated alive by caterpillars and slugs and snails. hopefully they will recover a bit. Cabbage is my favorite veg, so I hope that I will have some for Christmas.
A job well done.