Today is Easter Sunday and I would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter! Here in Kent (“The Garden Of England”) it is a lovely Spring day. The birds are twittering, my Spring bulbs are in full bloom and there are fresh green shoots appearing on all the neatly pruned shrubs and climbers.
Last month we also had a few warm sunny days so I left my sewing machine to spend some time tidying up the garden and decided to create a new raised bed area for fruit and vegetables. After talking the idea over with my husband, he promptly produced an original site plan of our plot (from when our house was built in 2000), a ruler and pencil and started to draw out the proposed beds to scale. I always have a vision in my head but my husband likes to see it on paper before commiting! Anyway, dimensions were agreed and wooden sleepers, shingle and top soil ordered. A few weeks on I am now happy to report that I have three wonderful raised beds (two for fruit, herbs and veg, and one for flowers). I noticed my neighbour had put out an old iron table for scrap metal collection so asked if I could have it to upcycle. Now when I look out from my kitchen window I can see the new beds and alongside is my wonderful potting table (complete with terracotta pots and metal watering cans) and it makes me smile as it reminds me of Mr McGregor’s garden in the Peter Rabbit stories – exactly how I had imagined!
Continuing the garden theme, over the next few weeks I will be adding some vintage gardenalia items and more pretty floral handmade cushions to my Etsy shop