I was pretty chuffed with this lot, none of it is actually going in the bin. And I've found a duck house and what I intend to use as a chick brooder in the chicken coop and garage.
The lawn is usually Mr Fox's domain, but this week I have ordered 30kg of grass seed - no idea if that is enough, 100g of wild flower seed mix, and 20kg weed, feed and moss killer. The lawn I have now raked, cleared, scrapped, filled and finally scattered with the weed & feed. There is still the rest of the garden to try and reseed with grass, but that will be for Mr Fox to get to grips with. He's bought his stack of boy toys for the garden, he can use them. As our friend Jon said:
"... he's a real man, he's got a ride on lawn mower, a chainsaw and an asbestos out-building"
That final one I don't quite get; I think it's a dad joke maybe.
Today, I've been pulling up ivy that makes up about 1/3 of the garden's ground cover, grass and stinging nettles being the other 2 thirds. Having cleared ivy from down one side of the lawn to the first group of trees, I've started to plant my first bed. I've only used plants that I have brought with me from our old garden or plants I've found in this garden, but want to move. So far in the first bed, between the daffs, are 3 hellebores, 3 ferns, and some lambs ears (Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'). It is in a slightly shady spot so I would appreciate any advice on shade loving plants that anyone cares to share.
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