Garden revamp #1

A conversation with my dad the other day prompted me to seriously consider moving the raised bed. Currently, it is by the western fence between an apple tree and raspberry bush to the south and a bay tree to the north. Right in front of it is a rhubarb plant.

This year, because of the purple sprouting broccoli growing in it still, having only latterly started to produce florets, even less light is getting to the bed than usual. Thus, I doubt the spaghetti squash will amount to anything. Yes, I know the weather has not been the best, but when I see what others are producing, I know there is something seriously wrong with my technique.

Now, I’d already started taking the strawberry plants out from round the crab apple tree, since they were way passed their best. And something was needed to fill the space. What better then than to move the raised bed to the middle of the garden, where it will get much more sunshine and be easier to reach?

At first, I had been reluctant, not least because it means shifting the hugelbed contained within the current raised bed. On the other hand, the crab apple tree is not to my liking (more about this on another occasion perhaps), so rebuilding the raised bed could provide a useful repository for its wood.

Since the rest of the strawberries need to be removed as a minimum before the work on the new raised bed can commence, there is time for an evaluation of this plan, but unless anyone has any better suggestions, it is more or less certain to run.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to Garden revamp #1

  1. Going Batty in Wales says:

    That is the problem with moving stuff – you shift one thing and something else has to be changed and that means another and…. Good luck and please keep telling us about it all.

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    Wish my Dad was still with us to give me some advice. Good luck with moving things.

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