Garden during summer 2020

During the lockdown we were still able to pop in and water the garden and plant up a few thing. It has flourished and provides fresh veg – and grapes – and is a quiet place just to sit and chat.

Seedlings are started off in the greenhouse – which was made from empty plastic water bottles and bamboos.

Missing my Tuesday fix!

It’s Tuesday and I’m missing my fix – my usual weekly session at Men and Women in Sheds in Loughborough.
Owen and Shedders have been working hard to get the Shed Covid-safe so hopefully it will open again soon.

Pottering around my garden at home I see some of the things I made at The Shed:

Staging for strawberries and seed trays in the greenhouse
Garden table and store to keep bamboos and garden stakes in order
Frame to support climbing roses

Also made several planters. I have a long list of other items that I’ll be creating as soon as we get back!

“Outstanding” award for our Garden!

Outstanding certificate in Britain in Bloom awards
Certificate from Britain in Bloom

We’ve been awarded “Outstanding” in the “It’s your Neighbourhood” section of the Britain in Bloom awards.

The garden was judged on 3 criteria:

  • Community Participation
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Gardening Achievement

and we received 87 out of 100 possible points which gave us the top Level 5 – OUTSTANDING.

Last year we achieved level 4 so all the hard work this year has paid off.

This is how the “garden” was when we started
Starting to build the raised beds in 2016
Completed raised beds and decking made by Men in Sheds. Veg coming along nicely. This year the vine on the south-facing wall produced delicious grapes.