The Task

Though I’m love, love, loving my new home, there are some things I’m missing about my old place.  My neighbours for one thing (they were lovely),  my gas stove (electric sucks) and my herb/vegetable garden.  There’s nothing I can do about the first two but the latter is definitely something I can sort out reasonably quickly.

Over the next few weeks I will be turning the area in the photo below into a herb/veggie patch.

It’s not perfect by any means.  For starters the lower level is currently covered in chuckies.  Also, the upper-level is weed central at the moment and I won’t be able to plant right next to that light blocking hedge.  It’s the only possible area, however, so – along with some containers in more open areas –  I’m going to make the best of it. 

Watch this space for progress.  :)

16 thoughts on “The Task

  1. This is so inspiring! Have just got to get on with some gardening ‘stuff’. Your intended new herb plot has a view to die for and I love those snazzy secateurs!
    Wendy (Wales)

  2. Yes, electric stovetops really do suck. But you get used to them. Or so I am told…still, I miss the gas from the last place.

    Yay to gardens, however tricky they may seem. Can’t wait to see it grow.

  3. i agree about electric – even after living with a good electric stove years agi I appreciate my dodgy old gas stove – your gardening project sounds promising – am sure all your experience with your last garden will help

  4. Our new house has an electric stovetop and I can agree with Lucy, you do start getting used to it.

    Your garden project looks really exciting, and look at that wonderful long list of herbs and vegies you’re going to plant. Our new place is mostly courtyard, so I’m just thinking about window boxes and pots – and what can be grown.

    I really look forward to hearing about it all Wendy.

  5. Glad to hear you are going to be making the most of your new garden! I do really well with only a little balcony – got so much stuff out there this year so you should be more than fine with yours! Im sure you know that though – I saw your crops last year and you know what you’re doing…

  6. It will be soooooo worth all the work to have that herb/veggie patch. I think it’s one of the best things one can do to make a new place feel like home. Good luck – I can’t wait to see your progress!

  7. Wendy – They were a Christmas present from my best friend. Been dying to use them!

    Christina – I really hope things grow there. It’s not the best spot but it’s the only bit I thought the owner would let me tear up!

    Lucy – Me too. I’m going to attempt to plan more this year rather than just throw everything in the ground and hope for the best!

    Johanna – Very jealous. May resort to camping stoves occasionally. ;)

    Kathryn – My neighbour grows potatoes in an old plastic box very successfully. I too am going to be planting courgettes and beans in containers this year as they’ll need more light than the planned plot would give. Will let you know how it goes!

    Celia – I wondered if you’d notice! And “chuckies” are small stones. Just commented to David that it must be a Scottish word but he doesn’t know it either. Just Aberdonian perhaps.

    Helen – Thanks for the encouragement! I’m less sure of success this year as the plot isn’t perfectly placed. Sure I’ll get something out of it though.

    DaviMack – It’s currently just a list but once the plot is prepared I’ll be making a map. Will most certainly share it. :)

    Chelsea – I had to create a plot at my last place too and it felt great to see it producing so much. Hope this one is even half as successful!

  8. Ooh, how exciting, a new garden project! We are embarking on only our second year of growing vegetables and are loving every minute of it.

    And I’m with everyone else, electric does suck. Your new location looks fabulous though!

  9. That sounds like quite a plan Wendy and I know you are a lady who can accomplish it. I wish I had your garden know-how. It doesn’t come very naturally to me at all. I just tidy and trim things at will.

  10. Love your photos…..very talented…..especially love the asparagus and the boat shot. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

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