This winter's project progress report:
The foreman has his doubts "All that digging and not one bone to show for it!"
Two down and two to go.
The white spots are lengths of polypipe through the wall for drainage. All the bricks are recycled. Each raised bed is about 100 bricks. The quality of workmanship has improved slowly from a very low base. I might have to do some repointing before building up the soil level.
It's a hard time of year just now. The carrots are running out, the spuds all eaten, cabbages and sprouts all gone. It's just turnip, parsnip kale and leeks left! With possibly some purple sprounting broccoli to come, that's not much to fill the hungry gap until the first salads. Also I don't feel like I've gardened unless I'm growing something, so here's my little (indoor) kick off of the year's sowing: six lettuce varieties (all but one from an already open packet - so nothing lost if they don't work). With some more soil and some fleece over the top one of the new planters should be the ideal place to plant these out into!
So there you have a whole post without a sideswipe at the Coucil...
..... mind you, Christmas trees on the street in February!!!