Tuesday, 24 March 2009

The London garden

The garden at our home in London is a bit of a poor relative of the allotment and our garden at our house in Sunniside, Gateshead. Having set ourselves the task of turning over the London garden as well to food production, we have made a start on the work that is needed to be done.

We have made half hearted attempts before to do something with the London garden, but never anything serious. It does mean however that we already have a number of fruit bushes planted. We also have 3 compost bins and a water butt. Along part of the dividing wall we have pots which we have used to grow herbs.

About a quarter of the back garden is occupied by a derelict shed and a huge rhododendron bush. They waste a great deal of space so we will shortly set to work to get rid of them. That part of the garden will be used for the hen house. We are aiming to have 3 hens, hopefully by the summer.

Today the time was spent on planting raspberries and rhubarb in the back garden and garlic in long pots along the dividing wall.
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