After 20 years of living in a terraced house with nothing more than a small back yard in which to grow anything, I am finally about to move into a new house with a proper garden. Well hopefully, I may be a bit premature here as the purchase is still going through.
My back yard complete with snow at the end of March
As a child I lived in a village in Lincolnshire called Toynton St Peter. The house we lived in had a reasonable sized garden in which my parents grew vegetables both in a greenhouse and in the vegetable plot There were various fruit trees at the end of the garden and fruit bushes all along the sides of the house. The best I have managed in my terraced house is a few flowers one year and various herbs on the window sill and in pots in the yard. Other attempts have been thwarted either by the shady conditions or by the swirling winds which seem to effect these apparent well sheltered back yards. I have had several attempts to grow tomatoes in grow bag greenhouses only to have them ripped apart by winds just as they were developing well.
Currently I have a solitary basil plant (bought from Morrisons) and a sorry looking parsley plant.
I have always said that if i had a garden I would grow my own fruit and vegetables and be able to collect them straight from the garden instead of the refrigerator. All my excuses are about to be removed.
Of course I could get bored with the whole idea very quickly and turn the whole garden back to a lawn.
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