Alhamdulillah, the garden is blooming and has come leaps and bounds from where it was at the start of the project.
The flowers have really taken and every time I take a peek into the garden, the beauty of Allah’s creation just lifts my spirits immensely. The potato’s mint and tomato’s are doing well, the beans are a little slow, perhaps because of my experiment with putting them in boxes instead of the ground. Little Man is watching his strawberries like a hawk, as soon as one turns red he nabs it, I’m just trying to keep the slugs off them. The coriander was choked by weeds and grass (I have no idea where that appeared from), so I have picked most of it and will prepare the soil (tempted to take the whole top layer off) to throw some new coriander seeds in as we use it in almost every meal. The never-ending fight with bellbine and a kind of stinging nettle with thorns (!!) continues and I WILL overcome it insh’Allah.
The holes in the fence are still there from where Little Lady and the neighbours Little Missy have tried to dismantle it so that they can play through it (yesterday they were putting lipstick on each other through the gap). I’m not sure what I can do about that as this is the second fence they have broken. Better half wants to put up a wall, but I can see my borders getting murdered in the process. I STILL haven’t managed to get the junk out of my garden. I might have to do it myself. I’m going to have a go at cleaning the muck off the chairs, the windows and the old bin today and stick them on gumtree. Maybe if I make any money and clear the space I could get this bench I have been after.