We are now in the process of filling them with compost! Believe me, they take a lot of filling! Thankfully we have got 3 compost areas which he built out of old pallets so we have got some of our own compost to mix in with some shop bought. This has no doubt saved us a lot of money. We try to be as environmentally friendly as we can and one of the reasons that we need 3 compost areas is for all of our vegetable waste, not forgetting all of the chickens waste and the grass cuttings! We originally had just the one, which quickly became two, then three!
In this weeks post I am including some pictures from one of our favourite places to visit, Normanby Hall. We always buy a years pass and enjoy many trip out. It has some beautiful grounds and we love seeing all of the changes throughout he year. The kids always enjoy going too, so on our wedding anniversary, yesterday, we decided we'd go and renew our card and have a walk and see the signs of spring!
This is how our garden has grown this week and our day out...
|On Sunday the hubby started building the raised beds|
down in the vegetable part of the garden
|When we go shopping we always check out the clearance|
section for any bargains. Over the weekend we bought
2 rhubarb plants for £1 each and the pretty purple flowers
|Work in progress, by Sunday lunch time hubby|
had built 3 raised beds!
|Hard at work on the 4th bed|
|The beautiful blossom on one of our cherry trees|
|The built beds, all built in a day!|
|At last, our tulips have opened!|
Normanby Hall and Gardens near Scunthorpe
|I've always loved these bizarre looking trees|
|These flowers were covered in ladybirds|
|Some fallen blossom. Isabella picked it up and|
carried it round with her until she got fed up with
it and gently placed it back down on the ground!
|Tree climbing fun for Joseph|
|Some rather exotic looking plants that we have|
never seen there before, we do not know what
they could be but they were a beautiful bright
yellow and green!
|A huge tree had come down at some point, its|
root system was massive.