I dug yet more of the our back garden’s grass away earlier this year and have created a new large flower bed that is directly in front of our patio doors, so we can enjoy the full effect from the comfort of our dining chairs.

The original bed always seemed too shallow for anything to really make an impact, so it has definitely allowed me to do that this year.

I grew a lot of the plants that I put in to the bed from seed, which is always exciting and gives you a wee glow when you look at something that you have nurtured literally from seed.  The bed isn’t perfect and there are some plants that I will be moving come the spring to new positions to improve the height and structure of the planting.

I am ok with the bed being a work in progress as that’s what gardening is to me.