The big dude got up this morning went to the allotment plot to slap another quick coat of preserver onto the wood shed platform. It’s all coming together.
This is the side view taken from the top terrace level. All the lattice was found on the side of the street. We had to buy the support posts (£10 each) and also the paving slabs that comprise the steps to the second set of stairs up to the upper level.
I’m hoping to level out underneath the shed on the side (facing down the paving slab stairs) and put a few more paving stones to have some tidy hidden-away storage: we can add some lattice on hinges to the side. Entry to the shed will be from the front side as shown facing, above.
This next picture is taken from the bottom corner of our plot, looking upwards. All levels are shown – the bottom raised bed level, edged at the side with the black metal rose arbour.
In front of the rose is a small patch of garlic chives – they get the prettiest white flowers! You can also see the oriental greens growing in front of the rose arbour on the bottom level. Then there’s a path and then the brick-edged raspberry patch. There are a few kale plants that overwintered in that bed. Then there’s another path edged by sloped beds and stairs to the upper level, edged with terra cotta pots. Our two white folding chairs are just visible behind the veil of blackberry canes that will create a privacy shield for the top level.
There’s nice spring bulbs that I planted in the autumn at the very base of the rose arbour.
The ones shown are grape hyacinth. Even only a few make a cheerful addition to these in-between spaces.
The rusted garden fork-head is one of many rusted implements we found semi-buried in the ground as we uncovered it last summer.