My wish came true and there's a frog in the garden. Nowhere near the little pond I made though! I think he was hiding in the long grass and we disturbed him when Joe mowed the lawn.
Joe's been giving me a hand this week and the garden's looking a bit neater and nicer. There are a few piles of grass about waiting to go into the compost bin and I still haven't finished painting the fence, but there are definitely less weeds!
Our second raised bed has been placed on the lawn and is waiting to be filled. I was going to have a raised bed at the front and one at the back of the lawn, but it just didn't feel right. About a week ago I had a total rethink of how I want to design the garden, drew a new plan and now I'm super excited to get going. The whole back half of the garden is going to be fruit trees and bushes and shrubs, and the front half will be the raised veg beds and mostly cottage garden style planting with fruit and veg interspersed through. When we can afford to do the hard landscaping I want to curve the path to the right, where we'll have a studio shed, and plant a tree in the middle of the end of the garden so there's a nice central focal point.
Anyway, Joe's put the new raised bed in the lawn, and dug a little trench for it so it sits level, as the lawn is really slope-y and bumpy.
As you can see the other raised bed is doing so good! I've only fertilised it once too and I'm only watering using the ollas and a couple of wine bottle waterers. I slightly regret planting two courgettes in there because they've got huge, but at least I think I'll have some courgettes this year!
I've never grown borlotti beans before, aren't they beautiful?
I'm growing rat's tail radish this year too and it's a lot bigger and taller than I expected. It has lots of flowers, and I'm waiting for them to form seed pods, which are the edible part.
In the front garden the raised beds are doing good, but I'm not planting anything new in them because we're going to change up the front garden too.
We going to change the gravel, put in new round raised beds and a half barrow pond, a wheely bin store with a green roof and these wooden raised beds will move to the other side of the front garden.
I bought some exciting new plants this month, there are lots of gaps to fill after slugs ate all my summer seedlings!
Other nice plants in the garden this month, this huge fern, pretty calendula, self seeded hypericum, lavender with very yellow nasturtiums behind and lovely sage with slightly pink tips.
How's your garden this month?