The new vegetable garden is marked on the photo above. This area has been a road for at least 90 years; would be interesting to see if we have added enough compost to revive the soil. The supports (and barriers for the dogs) are made with old strips of Oak wood from a local wine cellar, tied with string.
First plants and seeds planted. The old Bentwood chair used to be my grandpa's "gardening chair" - he cut the chair legs shorter to reach down easier . . . I prefer to work on the ground.
Starting to plant the Vegetable Garden this weekend. I have been making gates to keep the dogs out. All is not completely closed yet, but it will be too late for some plants, if we don't start planting.
Our previous vegetable garden was very small with a washing line (photo left) in the centre.
The line was ideal for my “Supervisor” Louis - the African Grey Parrot
My knowledge of “companion planting” is still very limited, but I have proved to myself that Marigolds will keep Aphids off the Cabbages.
The flowers attracted bees and other insects and looked very pretty.