Well, with the sun shining and thoughts of Summer truly on their way, my thoughts have turned to trying to do something with my tiny garden! If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you may well have read my last ‘Garden’ post about our ‘great’ sideboard idea and the little herb rack Mr J made for our kitchen. Well, sadly, with the demise of the relationship came the swift demise of the sideboard and the rack!
Now, I’m no horticulturalist, but I do like the thought of a nice garden that me and Little D can sit in. So, on Friday, armed with a few Pinterest ideas, I took a trip to my nearest DIY centre and bought a couple of little plants to pot. My back garden is entirely concreted, not to mention narrow, which leaves very little room to do much. I am always so envious of good garden space but, instead of dreaming of acres and acres of land, opted to make mine a pretty little haven.
I started with a good old sweep of the area, over time our ground has become so cluttered with weeds and ‘bits’, it was great to get things straight. I had several plastic and terracotta pots lying around from previous attempts at joining ‘Club Horticulture’, so I simply potted a couple of Conifers, a Dahlia and some Fuchsias, to begin with. And, being me, I simply HAD to surround them with my weird and wonderfully small collection of garden creatures! The outcome? Well, I still have a way to go, but it was a great excuse to make a start and GUESS who has already taken a keen interest with her brand new watering can??
I’ve got BIG plans now! I’m on the lookout for a nice garden table and chairs to upcycle and I’m planning on trying to grow some strawberries and tomatoes from hanging baskets – I’ve made a start on some tomatoes and I’m keeping everything crossed (I don’t have a great growing track record – I’ll refrain from telling the sad tale of Simon Le Bonsai…and Simon Le Bonsai 2)…more updates on my dream garden to follow, I’m sure! I’m armed with secateurs and I’ve got the bug now!
Not content with not really getting into the ‘grow your own’ spirit this year, I also took this old mini palette I’d been given and set to work making a Jazz Domino Holly/Queen of Crafts -inspired Victory Herb Tray. Lined with mini pots and a spot of basil I’ve had for a while, I potted and labelled up some of my most used herbs – a great thing to start growing and maintaining as they keep all year round! I even knocked up some miniature bunting for the tray just, you know, because!