There's tidy!

The entrance to the garden - with sharp edges.

The entrance to the garden - with sharp edges.

On Friday, we finally finished edging all the paths.

If you see people wandering around the park, with spades in hand looking a bit lost, they are probably looking for more turf to lift. 

Under the encroaching grass, some of the tarmac is a bit holey and might need some patching up.


I am not sure what the big holes are - they look suspiciously like large human footprints (or a yeti).

I am not sure what the big holes are - they look suspiciously like large human footprints (or a yeti).

We also sowed some spring broad beans to add to the Autumn ones, which are growing well.

The oriental leaves are being nibbled by someone - probably pigeons - but it shows that the green leaves are preferred to the purple ones.


Direct sown sweet peas under the hazel and hedge wigwam.

Direct sown sweet peas under the hazel and hedge wigwam.

And we sowed some sweet peas, under a simple hazel wigwam. This has a random-weave 'bowls ball' on the top made entirely from Russian vine and a few hedge clippings - all from the garden.

We will add some more willow to the sides soon to help support the climbing sweet peas.

We also started some off in pots - just in case.


The foxgloves, donated by the Botanic Garden, have survived the winter well. We are looking forward to them flowering this summer - and giving the garden a bit of height.

The foxgloves, donated by the Botanic Garden, have survived the winter well. We are looking forward to them flowering this summer - and giving the garden a bit of height.

We also weeded and tidied up the foxglove bed, giving it some leaf-mould mulch. A few bulbs are coming up too. We think we will sow some annuals here too.