Snow gone, rain stopped (temporarily at least), time to get on with it.
Today, at Nancy Nightingale’s, we worked on the Nessie beds. Just like the rest of the garden, the soil here is poor and rubbish filled. We plan to make this a feasting border, a mix of fruit, vegetables and edible flowers. It will be bright, naturally, but it was also be tasty. The lawn that we removed last year from the other side of the garden, and piled next door in Nancy’s mother’s garden, has now rotted down to a lovely loam. There was a problem though. Plastic. The turf had been grown on a fine green plastic mesh. Not good. Lawns are not really my thing, but I have never seen this before. A little googling and I find that this is often used to keep poor quality turf stable. Bad. In between trips back and forth from the loam mine, we spent frustrating minutes removing the offending intruders. Sigh.
Then we sowed nasturtiums, calendula and dahlias. That’s better.
If anyone else was as out of touch with turf production as I was, take a look at the discussion on Landscape Juice Network website.