Sunday, 13 April 2014

I ache.... places I didn't know existed!

The next job on the list was to make the veggie beds. The soil to the right of the path has been pretty neglected over the years - nothing really grew except for Celandine's as it was completely shaded all year round. When the men came to do the work, they removed part of our old fence which instantly put that bit in the sunshine. They also used the mechanical digger to break up the compacted soil, a start to our project.

Due to the soil level, we decided to raise the beds and create 3 smaller plots.

I helped dig the channels and of course gave 'vital' assistance from the sidelines!!

It was hard work but by the end of day one......

....we had constructed 2 out of the 3 beds.

So today whilst Jeff constructed the 3rd smaller bed, I dug over the other two. I can honestly say that I ache in places I didn't know existed! I should certainly sleep well tonight. Next jobs on the list are to plant out the beds, edge and gravel out a path then make a seating area.

The forecast is great but annoyingly I'm working in my friends shop on Monday and Wednesday so I'll have to leave things in Jeff's capable hands. I hope I'm busy so I don't wish I was elsewhere!
Enjoy the weather where you are.


Anonymous said...

Hope you sleep off your aches. Hopefully all your hard work will be worth it in the end. Take care. Mandy x

Primroses Attic said...

Your garden is looking great. I think raised beds just make life easier and they look so nice.Well done.Weather should be nice for rest of week, so we can all potter around.

KC'sCourt! said...

Looking good, when you have sorted your garden, will you help me do mine..........?
Julie xxxxxxxx

Stripes and Stars said...

Raised beds always look so much neater. We are in the landscaping stage of our garden, so the raised beds will have to wait until next year. Cant wait to see what you plant, the garden is looking really lovely xxx