27 February 2014

Spring garden plans {HDYGG}

Spring is on the way and it's that time of year when we look out at the garden with a mix of panic and excitement.
The weekend was partly sunny so we sacrificed a day out and turned our attentions fully outside the back door.

Spring garden preparation // 76sunflowers
Spring garden preparation // 76sunflowers
Spring garden preparation // 76sunflowers
Spring garden preparation // 76sunflowers
Spring garden preparation // 76sunflowers

Since having chickens, plus the addition of the wettest Winter ever, the garden has turned somewhat muddy. We made the decision to move the chickens and free up a big space for a veggie plot again.
The ground needed a dig so I grabbed the spade and fork and went for it. Maybe a bit too much as my back is still recovering.
An hour later and I felt rather satisfied.
I paused to take a look around, and think about how we wanted it to look.
Our plans include putting in a new dividing picket fence and gate between the main garden and the veggie plot, replacing a falling apart neighbouring fence to make the garden fully chicken proof and reseeding the lawn when it warms up - I blame the free range chickens for that one.
Also at some point I want to re-establish some life and colour out there.
For now I have to make do with a small clump of crocuses and some snowdrops poking through from next door.

What plans are you making?

Linking up with the adorable Annie...
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34 comments

  1. Becky Goddard-Hill27 February 2014 at 06:53

    Oh I have so mnay plans but yep getting digging just has to be done! Hope your back is better #hdygg

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  2. Ooh, your soul looks good-mine is just a clay bog. I love making plans for the garden-this year it's to try growing from seed or seedlings with a new mini greenhouse. Popping by from #hdygg

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  3. Tales of a greenwood27 February 2014 at 08:07

    Loving your plans, I would love a veg plot but we don't have enough space at all. Can't wait to see your progress!

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  4. Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault27 February 2014 at 08:48

    Isn't this just the prefect time to plan and look ahead? Hope your back has recovered. I have changed my tactics re digging and now manure and cover the beds in Autumn and hardly have to dig come the Spring - just peel back the fabric, rake and off you go. Saves my back no end!

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  5. That first picture with the sunshine makes the garden look so inviting, even with all that mud!

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  6. wow your pictures are beautiful especially that first one! I think i am planning to not try veggies this year! 3 years of trying and nothing has grown! i have decided we just dont get enough sun! so flowers it is and a big change around. so lovely to find you via hdygg, now following x

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  7. LOVE the photo bursting with sunshine!! The colour of those yellow crocuses is dreamy. Looks like an exciting time for your garden, lots of planning. Hope your back is feeling less sore now after your digging.

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  8. wow sounds like we aren't the only ones with big garden plans this spring! Sounds fantastic! Loving the pictures too, the crocuses and snowdrops are so beautiful. Love a bit of lens flare on a sunny pic too :) xx #hdygg

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  9. glad you got some sunshine and a day in the garden. sounds like you got some good plans with the veggie plot. we tried ours in the garden also but nothing got enough sun. so we put everything in bins and on our bedroom terrace. everything is growing now :)

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  10. Better thanks, now it's my knee - fitness damages your health!

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  11. Am hoping the chooks have helped with the soil condition!

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  12. I shall take this on board, sounds much healthier!

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  13. Sunshine always help. The whole garden is so soggy and patchy. Desperate for some dry spells!

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  14. Hi Jane! The actual veggie growing is down to the OH. I want flowers too!

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  15. Thank you. Planning is great - I must carry the plans through!

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  16. The weather and chooks have wrecked ours. It used to be green and lush!

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  17. Bedroom terrace sounds lovely. Luckily we are south facing so get the sun - when it bothers to appear!

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  18. Thank you. The sunshine is definitely a winner :)

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  19. Oh my I love these - the sunlight, the shed, the snowdrops against the fence, of course he crocuses but most of all that it looks like there's gardening going on - soil,earth and hard work! I almost feel I am there in that first photo, really atmospheric!


    Thanks ever so much for joining in and apologies that it's take me a while to comment but we've had a power cut here! xx

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  20. Good luck with your garden plans and what a fab photo that first one is with the natural bokeh. Mich x

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  21. Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault28 February 2014 at 06:48

    If you do this method you can also use cardboard or old carpets ... just so long as they can let the water through.

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  22. I love that first photo... it's so good to see the sun :-) you look like you've been busy. I think I need to start doing some weeding soon, just to try and keep on top of it. #hdygg

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  23. Lovely images! My garden plans entail trying to decide which vegetable seeds to buy - so many to choose from, so little space!

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  24. RollercoasterMum1 March 2014 at 22:51

    ahhh - the ever familiar mud! Love that first photo too - our garden is similar and we need to have some plans but at the moment it is all about the inside with the renovation of Bigger Miss's bedroom.

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  25. Great plans, a veggie patch sounds wonderful!

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