I have a plan.
A cunning plan with ulterior motives-that a) I will get out in the garden and actually get on and grow some things; and b) get LOTS of free gardening advice 😉
Does anyone fancy joining in with a Grow-a-long?
My idea is this:
- I will plant some stuff-veggies, fruit, herbs, wildflowers for the bees and bugs etc and post pics of my progress on here and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #growalong
- You all join in and post your pics too
- We all can help each out with hints and tips and motivation 🙂
From a Make Do and Mend perspective, I’m going with the whole Grow Your Own approach-so anything edible, wildlife friendly etc etc. would be just fabulous!
Be warned-I am a complete gardening incompetent. I used to rely only mum to
do the garden for us help out, but now she is no longer here, I figured I should ‘woman up’ and get my hands dirty.
Wanna join in?
Just post your pics, tips, comments and questions on the Facebook page here, tweet me @makeandmendyear, or post to Instagram (I just joined-I am makedoandmendable). Remember to use the hashtag #growalong so I can find and share your pics 🙂
To get us started, here are some pics of my garden at the moment. There’s good news and bad…
Some of the herbs are going ok:
But others are not looking so great…
This is the current state of the ‘veg patch’
I am considering taking up the paving stones, and using the whole strip along the back fence for veggies instead-any thoughts on this?
At the moment we have a gooseberry and a white currant, but I want to root up all the non-edible bushes and replace them with redcurrant, blackcurrant etc
Having never been a gardener, I am actually pretty excited about this, and hope it will give me the motivation to get going. Please come and help me 🙂