You might wonder why I’ve embarked on another project when the pond is as yet waiting upon completion. Well, this new project ties into the whole because I need to do something with the soil mountain which has piled up in the middle of the garden.
One idea I had been toying with was to build a raised bed over the thin (both downwards and sideways) sliver of soil by the back fence. Each spring the bluebells come up and for the rest of the year I am graced with dandelions.
Now, I am happy to have dandelions, which is just as well, considering they are unstoppable. At the same time, it would be great if I could also have something else outside the bluebell season.
So, in order to facilitate this desire, I am using slats from the fence I chopped down at the back of the garden earlier in the year to create a border. Then some of the aforementioned soil can go in the bed I’ve created.
As per usual, I ran out of steam after doing the first stretch and now I need to keep my fingers crossed that the border holds and doesn’t get knocked when my neighbour is taking her bins out. And I also need to think about what to plant in my new-found bit of garden.
NB I’m aware that the new soil could rot the bottom of the fence but I doubt this will be a concern in the near future.