Project Garden Update 24th July

Thought you’d like a little update on our garden, though, truth be told, we’ve not made much progress this week.

We’ve got our herb garden built and ready to go. Just need some herbs now…! I’d bought Boo her mini garden like this at the start of summer, and I was delighted to discover there were actually two of these in the box (in the sale for just £10 at The Range). I was happy with one for that price, so I’d popped the other in the shed thinking I’d do something with it at some point, and here it is, ready for it’s new purpose..

Herb Garden


potsSo this now lives right by the decking outside the back doors, so that once it’s fully ‘herbed’ up, I can just nip out there to grab stuff for my cooking. There were a few pots there, so they’ve been moved a little further down the path.

In a stroke of luck, my mum also had an offer come through this month with one of her gardening magazines to get lots of free alliums, just paying postage. She tells me it’s a great deal, so we’re going halves on them. The plan is coming together now I have alliums on the way!

And, as you know, I have no budget for Project Garden (makes it more of a fun challenge, at least that’s what I tell myself!), and I’ve made progress with that, too, this week. I popped a load of Little Man’s baby stuff that he no longer needs on Gumtree, and have sold his Baby Bjorn carrier and Moses basket so far, giving me £40 towards the project. That more than covers that postage on the alliums, so I’ll be putting the rest to one side for my next purchase. I’m thinking herbs and a nice, highly scented, David Austin rambling rose 🙂 I do love my roses, so I did take a photo of one out there today to share, too.


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16 thoughts on “Project Garden Update 24th July”

  1. The herb boxes are a bargain! I love the fact that you are changing as you go, rather than in 1 big hit. It lets you see what you want to do next and I think is better than doing all at once.

    1. I know, bargain! I like doing it bit by bit, too. It lets me see what I like at each stage, so allows for changes along the way. It also feels more like fun than one big thing taking over my life for a month!

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    Good luck with your project! I don’t have much space to work with, but it always make me happy when someone else’s garden is doing well. I can learn from you. 🙂

  3. What a bargain you got with the herb boxes, I’d have been chuffed to bits to get one for that price too. I love the sound of all your plans for the garden and can’t wait to see it in full bloom next year x

    1. It’s great, isn’t it? Makes me wonder whether they made a mistake! I’m looking forward to it all coming together, too, thanks x

  4. Bargain! It can be fun and challenging to keep within a budget. Also, if you make some good gardening friends, I have found that they are more than keen to pass things on. Things like succulents grow and multiply like crazy. Some people like to grow and propagate lots of things, but more than they need. I love having a “hand me down” garden, especially when I can keep the “gifts” alive!

    1. I love the term ‘hand me down’ garden 🙂 I’m very lucky as my mum is really passionate about gardening, so she can answer all my questions and gives me plenty of ‘hand me downs’! She has various things on the go for me now, and will always know a plant bargain when she sees one!

  5. I love garden projects! And I never have a budget either but jump on stuff I can’t live without (roses and herbs) or cheap perennials. The problem is, since I don’t plan, I end up digging them up and transplanting whenever I have to squeeze in another plant. Good luck and enjoy!

    1. Yes, roses & herbs are essential, aren’t they?! I’m going to try really hard to plan where things go, but a little transplanting just seems inevitable..!

  6. Love the sound of your projects – I’ve been starting small this year too, and gradually adding things! We don’t have a lot of space to plant, so we’ve been making the most of planting some tubs! Popping over from How does your garden grow?

    1. That’s the great thing about it, though, isn’t it? That you don’t need loads of space to enjoy it (though acres would be nice!), a few tubs and pots here and there and you’ve created your own little garden. And with tubs, it’s easy to redesign it all whenever you feel like moving them about 😉

  7. Love the mini gardens, would love to get my hands on some of those. It has rained here for 3 days so I’m enjoying see your garden in sunshine!

    1. They’re brilliant! Couldn’t believe my luck when we opened the box & there were 2! We’ve had some rain, but a fair bit if sunshine here still – long may it continue 🙂

  8. I love gardening projects and spent months re-doing ours. I soon wished I’d taken my time and enjoyed the process more. I’m happy again now because I have the mother in law’s garden to re-do and this time I’m taking my time!

    1. I know what you mean, as I can see how it could become all about ‘getting it done’ rather than enjoying the planning and imagining what the space could become. I’m determined to enjoy it all, and if my end date is next year, so be it 🙂

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