What do I want to grow in my garden?

With the kids now being in there mid to late teens the need for a place for them to play is no longer a concern, therefore the garden can be put to other uses. Although a lawn onto which I can pitch golf balls sounds good.

I would like to create a garden which serves several purposes.

  • Provide fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Look good
  • Attract wildlife
Fruit, vegetables, herbs in fact anything that I can use in the kitchen.  My memories of the home grown tomatoes picked straight from the greenhouse when I was a child is something I want to recreate.  A green house is a must as soon as I can
afford one.  

Starting with the vegetables and herbs I use the most my first thoughts of what to grow are:- 

  • Onions 
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes 
  • Cucumbers 
  • Courgettes 
  • Corn
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Basil
  • Parsley
All of these wont be possible but a good place to start. I think this year the time we eventually move in will be the controlling factor and if I am realistic, my available time.
Whilst I have no problem with rows of vegetables. I also want a garden that looks good.  Having flowering plants around the garden will not only look good but will have added advantages of attracting birds and insects.

  • Marigolds 
  • Sunflowers
  • Sweet peas
I want to be able to sit in my house with a cup of of tea watching the birds fluttering around a feeder.   Attracting wildlife to the back yard of my terraced house has proved very difficult.  I think this is probably due to the lack of any trees or bushes anywhere near.   We have managed to attract the occasional bird but most bird food ends up being thrown away after several week with no birds having visited. 
The images on this page are from http://morguefile.com  But hopefully I will have photos of my own if everything goes to plan.
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AboutIan

We moved into this house in 2013. At that time the garden was a blank canvas, This blog is a scrapbook of my gardening journey. Something I can look back on and remember the highs and lows, something that perhaps other people will enjoy reading and hopefully commenting on along the way.

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