We now have a second shed up and the hubby has started to build a soft fruit cage. Last year we grew strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries but as soon as the fruit came the birds had them. We put some netting over the strawberries which did save the majority. This year we are wanting to grow more soft fruit. We love eating the soft fruits but I also enjoy using them for baking and making jams. We had looked at fruit cages but could not find one that was big enough, within budget and exactly what we wanted. So the hubby is building one.
So far he has built the frame and shelving. Next will be the door. We plan to have strawberries on the shelves, raspberries along the side then gooseberry, tayberry, blackcurrant and redcurrants under the shelving. The frame should be finished at the weekend then we will look forward to planting and reaping, or should I say tasting, the benefits from the frame.
We are also planning to make changes to the main children's area of the garden. Since we moved here we have noticed that during the winter and wet months the centre of the garden become so muddy and boggy. This winter it has been a mud path leading to the vegetable plot. To make walking down the garden easier and safer the hubby is planning to create a gravel path leading down the centre.
This week has seen many changes and I can guarantee that there will be many more changes to come!
This is how our garden has grown this week...
|Two new beds have been dug|
and shrubs have been planted
The fruit cage being built
|A second shed has been put up|
|We have glimpses of colour returning to the garden|
As always I am sharing how our garden has grown with the lovely Annie from Mammasaurus