Her Outdoors (ii)

Oh dear…Doug took a ‘progress shot’ of the lovely vegetable garden that he has created for me…

Hmmmm

Had a most enjoyable trip to Dobbies to ‘buy seeds’…..lovely coffee with some friends…spent £16 on seeds…another tenner on coffees…hmmm, this gardening lark isn’t quite as thrifty as I had thought it was going to be??
Anyway, the moment I got home phoned Adria to get some advice on what to do with the said seeds…arranged to meet for another coffee…(?) and in the meantime, chucked this little pot of mange tout plants, that I really did intend to plant out very soon, ‘on’ the said vegetable patch…about a week later Doug took the rather sorrowful photograph above…

All neat and tidy now though…much better!

I have to confess to another gardening technique: paying my teenage son and his friends to dig up bits of turf….then Doug coming home and pointing out how un-ergonomically placed my ‘vegetable patch’ is…then secretly paying the boys to put the turf back…paying them again to dig up another patch – in a much better place that Doug has suggested…then, them getting quite bored by now…me too…and my leaving said patch half dug all winter….

‘Double digging’ …..Gary, Caroline’s husband described this technique to me in great detail…‘Pardon? What was that….?’ I did try and follow him when he went through it again….but really…oh dear….it sounds so complicated…..

Eventually Doug just did it for me…(bit of a confession that…) So much easier, honestly!

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