In 2016 hubby built my new greenhouse, using the raised bed I already had at the back, my plan was to grow salad items in here, I used it for a couple years without too much success, it got too hot inside. I think this photo is the only time I have seen my greenhouse so empty.
So in 2018 I decided the raised bed could have a better use, and made it to look like a dried river bed, click on the link to see how it was done. I love this bed and smile every time I go into my greenhouse, it worked perfectly through out the winter months. My plants are now much bigger.
Sadly the bed is now full of vine weed, I have been pulling it out for months, it's never ending and the shoots are just getting stronger, it's taken the smile from my face.
So with having so much time on my hands, sat resting my back and thinking, the bed does take a lot of space, and I do have loads of spare pots, I have decided to dig it out, it won't be a quick job as I want to save as much of the stones, they are sat on a membrane, so most of them should be scooped off. I also want to find a few household objects to use as pots, I already have a collection on my metal shelves, I love to see quirky pots it adds to the fun. The soil will be used around the garden, after loads of sifting to remove the vine weed roots, so no waste.
My idea after confirming it with hubby, is to remove all the plants, stones and soil, we will have to then empty the greenhouse to give us space to work, we will turn the raised bed on it's side to make a shelf unit, I will clean the inside and paint it to help protect it, it's made of decking planks and the wood is still in good condition. No doubt the other staging will go back in a different way, I will have just a bit more space.
I will put some shelves on top for my plants , using the space above, which means I will be able to see more from outside of the greenhouse, I do want to use the corner stand I already have, which I love and have ordered another smaller stand, which will hold 5 bigger pots.
I am having fun planning, sometimes it can be the best part of the garden, it will be a while before we can start, I still have loads of seedlings which won't go out before the end of the month.
So much for musing in a previous post and saying I have nothing big to do this year.