Thursday, 5 March 2015

How Does Your Garden Grow? Week 9

Last week I wrote about all of the changes that were happening in the vegetable plot. This week the changes continue.

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

How Does Your Garden Grow


  1. the fruitcage sounds very exciting! i'm sure you'll love having that once the berries come!

  2. Lovely to see the glimpses of spring there. Looks like you've been busy with the fruit cages and good idea for the path, too. Look forward to seeing more x

  3. Wow you've been busy! I need something very similar to your fruit cage at our allotment for my brassicas, the pigeons strip every inch they can reach - hope we manage to build something as good as yours!

  4. Gosh you have been busy! A proper fruitcage is definitely the way to go. It should stop the kids from eating the fruit as well because my son always steals the strawberries in our garden!

  5. Your extension looks great by the way, loving the fruit cage that is on our list of to dos as well boy I do love a raspberry

  6. Your husband is great! So handy to have the skills to be able to make things to be just as you need them to be - and making yourself you know that it's good quality. My parents used to grow different berries when I was a child and disappearing up the garden to nobble the raspberries was always the best time!

    You are inspiring me to get out in my garden now! Thanks for joining in again lovely - and apologies for the delay in commenting - I've been dancing! x

  7. Looking forward to seeing the completed fruit cage, we need one of those at the allotment.


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