So, the plan was to make a garden that weaves together a playground, vegetable garden, somewhere to relax and, ideally, something that looks good. Still working on that last one – the structure is in, but big areas like the pergola or fences are still bare and will be for a while.
But the rest seems to be coming together. Here are the kids commandeering some gymnastic rings to practise being monkeys:
With the deck at the end of the garden catching the morning sun, we retreat down here at the start of the day and playing, gardening and reading the paper can all happen more or less on top of one another, rather than in separate parts of the garden.
Here’s the rather bare pergola and then some Easter painting:
And woven in amongst the playing, we’ve fruit blossom across the garden and perennials like asparagus and cardoons charging ahead:
Unfortunately we are still not allowed to eat the asparagus. Will report back this time next year…