Limmster Vs The Garden Blues

I am very close to cementing over my vegetable patch, investing in a basketball and shooting some hoops.

Everything is shitty. The rhubarb is shitty and being eaten by slugs and vine weevil. The peas (which I admitted on the Sod Show weren’t hardened off as they should have been) are shitty. The garlic is waterlogged, the stems are yellowy and shitty. The dogs have trampled over the one raised bed with anything in and now all the seeds are mixed up, not to mention the lollypop markers have suspiciously “disappeared”! The weeds are knee height, the ground is full of rocks so I’m not even sure anything will grow successfully in the ground and I should probably build some more raised beds but that all costs money I don’t have. I can only do so much on my own and with the very limited tools I have and that I run the risk of setting off a back problem which would render me useless for days.

So, my question is, to rotovate or not to rotovate? Or do I take up basketball…?

 

*Warning* Garden Confession Picture!

Vegetable Patch

Vegetable Patch

In saying that, my flower garden is taking shape (only after two years!) and I do believe I’m well on my way to having a cottage garden. I’ve even remembered to draw a diagram of what I’ve planted where! Yesterday, I battled the persistent drizzle and woeful wind to plant the rest of my Lupins only for the sun to grace herself for a few moments so the bees could come out. It gave me a glimmer of hope and motivation…

So, how do you battle your garden blues?

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8 responses to “Limmster Vs The Garden Blues

  1. Owe dear owe dear my little flower, don’t you worry about a thing πŸ™‚

    Very soon you will receive a great little bundle off motivation to get you right back in there.

    Sit back, make a plan, learn from it and enjoy it x.

    Dig out the earth around the rhubarb, set some beer traps, borrow a traffic cone from somewhere and stick on top.

    Carefully dig up the garlic and pop into some pots and leave grow on in them or replant once it gets a little drier .

    Get down the local dump and find some old guttering and start the peas again direct in the guttering and put up out of the way until there well established.

    Dig over those raised beds, keep an eye out locally, or online for some old carport roofs or polycarbonate sheets to go over the raised beds, held down by bricks or wood until the veg is to established to be disturbed by the dog πŸ˜‰

    Start the seeds of in pots and trays, if you need some I’ll buy you them and have them sent direct, promise.

    What ever you do don’t give in, sometimes we need a little rain to get that rainbow πŸ™‚

    Anyway, your to short to play basket ball.

    Px

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    • You are my guardian Angel! This comment alone has me smiling about the whole thing…

      I need a dry day, a few hours to myself and some good music I think.

      I’m waiting everyday for the postman by the way! So excited, only boring bills today!

      Thank you for you being you πŸ™‚ For someone I’ve never met, I’d be list without you!

      x

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  2. Oh Belle, I know exactly how you feel. I woke up this morning to a garden full of weeds and long grass after all the wind and rain last night. On the positive side you do have some beautiful flowers. Stick with the gardening though as I think your too short for basketball πŸ˜‰

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  3. Gardens take years to get started properly. Remember the Autumn and Winter will kill everything off and you’ll get on top of the weeds then. You’ll get into a rhythm every year so that the Spring & Summer weeds are only the new weaklings. It is worth it but it really does take time. Do you have any fruit bushes? They also take years but can be good to surround beds so you get the fruit, the dogs don’t like going through the thorns and some potential weed space is taken up. Any spare tyres around? Make those your raised beds for a bit if you can get them. Any farmer willing to dump some manure there for you (our local farmer loves getting rid of it at our place)? I know it’s a pile of shit but leave it for a year and you’ll have the very best compost out of it and won’t be short then for building beds. Also you can put any cuttings you have directly on it and they’ll flourish. I wish there was something I could do because it is a pain in the (gr)ass and it’s no consolation that it takes time I know.

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  4. isabell ive been there in this climate +where we live you dont plant out till end of may ive a few bits in greenhouse they look good now if we dont get a bit of heat soon the return will be poor the weeds look good to morrow is another day im doing this lark for 34years

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