This is the 'before' photo of my vegetable patches. Please don't get excited into thinking that there may be a glorious 'after' shot....This photo was taken yesterday!
These have been a 'work in progress' for well over a year now...Oh dear.
When the baba was very small, well, much smaller than she is now, I would bundle her in blankets and wheel her out in the pram and she would happily fall asleep leaving me with a wonderful hour to do some weeding and tidying. But it was far too much work for just the odd bit of weeding with stolen hours and predictable nap times and so the weeds grew back, much faster than I could pull them out. It got to the point where it just seemed easier to leave it and wait for the deathly hand of winter to take it's toll.
And so this is where we are now. Spring is, well, here! At last. The sun is shining, everything's greener and buds are blooming. It's time to get back to it.
The 'after' shot may be a while off yet but I'm determined to turn into a proper little Barbara Good by the end the year (but maybe without the flared dungarees!).
I'll be getting lots of help from the RHS
And this book
I'm inspired by Daylesford Organics
And garlic grown here
I would love to make these spoon plant labels from Melbourne Epicure
And my own garden gloves from a pattern by Heather Ross
Or this tool apron pattern here
A nicer way to bag up that garden waste from Hen and Hammock
Phew... This gardening lark is really exhausting....Cuppa tea?