A family outing to the garden centre

Last weekend we bundled up (it was freezing!) and headed to the garden centre for a stroll around, armed with a shopping list for some goodies for our new garden.

I was excited about getting some mandarin and lime trees, but we left those behind and I’m rethinking that plan now. For the sole reason that citrus doesn’t take kindly to underplanting, and I’d like to fill my garden with plants rather than just have a handful dotted here and there and cover the rest with mulch. More on that when I decide…

We did come away with a bunch of herbs, flowers and vegies though, for the part of the garden down the side of the house. You might recall this is going to be a temporary (or not) vegie garden for now.

Since the addition of children to our household we’ve been into organic living in a small way (or perhaps not so small when you consider that all I fed Master W for his first year was organic… think I can keep that up for Miss E?!) so where possible bought organic versions of all that was on our list.

Here’s what we came home with:

And here is where it got to:

We haven’t had to worry about them drying out!

There is just a bit more time to be spent on the irrigation system before we can get these tender plants into their fancy new abode. It was in the plans for last Saturday but things didn’t go to plan. That’s our theme around here!

I promise we’re working on getting this garden bed put to bed though, see:

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