Yesterday was a mixed day, the bed I planted out on Wednesday was finished and looks promising it's full to capacity really, it may look slightly spacious at the moment but once things get growing that will change.
I managed to fit in (alongside the established flowers in the front left corner, a Goji Berry bush, 18 Pea plants the established strawberry tub with 14 new strawberry plants in the ground, three Blueberry bushes (thank you Mum and Dad), my big bunch of chives, two curry plants, the Bluebells that were there previously and the main reason for this bed, the three Rhubarb plants that this year will feed us and NOT the chickens. All planted through membrane to discourage the weeds from showing their nasty little faces, with a top covering of bark chips to aid water retention and to make it all look prettier.
However, in this 'Good Life' you never get a success without a failure being a step away.
Decimation in the Cabbage Patch.
A chicken found it's' way into my little Golden Cabbage bed and within the space of a few minutes ate the lot. It's a shame, the little cabbages were just acclimatised to the great outdoors and growing away nicely, now I have to go and start again, plant the seeds and see if I can make up for lost time.
Todays job (after planting the cabbages....again) is to plant up lots of the seedlings in the polytunnel into bigger pots or into their final beds, one of the new available beds is shown above, and all chicken proof I hope!!