As you can see, we had our work cut out for us...
|There's a shed and a fence in there somewhere.|
|I look like Luigi in my overalls...|
That break from the garden seems to have done us both good; we're now full of ideas and plans for the garden this summer. I don't think we've been so excited about it in years. We've even talked about growing vegetables in a proper veg patch again. I grow tomatoes every year, just like my granddad McDonald always did, plus plenty of basil and coriander (for pasta sauce and curries respectively), and there are hardy herbs like bay, mint and rosemary out there all year round, though that's all in pots on the patio. If we re-dig the veg patch, we'll be able to grow lots more roots and leafy things, maybe even our own long beans for Burmese-style salads.
|Mr Robot making good progress|
While we were clearing the brambles, the urchins were also allowed to come outside. They'd been out a few times before, though this was their first unsupervised exploration. Their behaviour isn't what we originally expected: timid Ziggy will quite cheerfully wander off, but Pippin, who usually has to do everything first before Ziggy will try it, doesn't like going far, though she does love to climb trees.
Anyone else started gardening yet this year? Or are you waiting for spring?