Yesterday we had a relatively dry day, although as you can see storm clouds were rolling over in the afternoon and by tea time another lot of heavy rain set in. It's been difficult to do much gardening during the recent wet weather so a fairly dry day was a welcome one in order to get on with a new project.
Do you remember our plans to re-arrange a corner of our small garden so that we could grow some vegetables in a plot rather than in between the plants and shrubs in the flower bed near the covered yard and also create a small seating area under the fig tree surrounded by plants in containers? We've started on this work (or to be more accurate, my husband has been busy and I've been watching and making suggestions)!
The small raised bed was too full this Summer as many of the plants had got too big and needed to be moved at the end of the flowering period. We were given a magnolia and a new box plant in August and we'll leave them in the pots until we decide where to put them. The bench by the wall will be moved to make room for some tomato plants to be grown next year in containers.
The raised flower bed was cleared of plants. The plastic 'greenhouse' has been moved to the paved area near the garage. Half of the paving slabs were taken up and stacked and the hard core underneath them dug out. This will be the vegetable plot. A layer of soil was taken out of the raised bed and will be used in the vegetable plot. The rubble and sand underneath the paving stones has been put in the raised bed and pressed down to create a foundation for the final surface layer. At the moment we're undecided what to use - cobbles, slabs, another type of paving material or small pebbles or slate pieces.