Without further ado lets crack on and get straight into this post and update you on much of the work started, completed and not yet completed in Higgy's garden...
Last post I left you when we were right in the middle of that difficult area behind the pond which didn't really offer much other than some empty space once all the brambles and old fence had been cleared. If you browse back through the previous post we had completed construction of a raised bed walkway with plum coloured slate path. Obviously the next job for me was to fill the raised beds with soil ready for planting, my chosen mix for these beds was easy and consisted of roughly :-
1 x bag of horse manure - 'free to collector' advert!
1 x bag of Wickes compost http://www.wickes.co.uk/multi-purpose-compost/invt/200246/ (which is still on offer 4bags for £14)
2 x bags of top soil - 'free to collector' advert!
My planting plan for these raised beds is to try and grow some very large and 'lush' types of plants to give a 'jungle/tropical' feel as you walked through the area and past the beds with the idea being that once grown the plants would be stood tall in the beds increasing the appearance of size and creating a dramatic atmosphere...(that's the madness behind my plans/thoughts anyway!!)
Although this project still isn't quite finished and is a couple of seasons away from it's planned 'drama' here it is in pictures for you....