I spent the entire weekend in roman sandals – it was so sunny and warm and a real boost to morale. On Saturday I lolled about in the sun at my friend Lucy’s impromptu birthday party and yesterday Tom and I planted out the spring vege garden.
We have a rule at our house that you’re only allowed to buy plants if you’ve prepared the place they’re going. With the waist-high weeds tended to (thanks to Tom) we were good to go. I built bean teepees and a tomato structure and Tom distributed the compost in between lecturing me about what should and shouldn’t be in the compost because it hadn’t broken down.
It was HOT as we worked although we were rewarded with short bursts of lying on the grass in the sun and occasionally the wind blew petals off the blossom tree creating some kind of strange gardening wedding effect.
Afterwards I made this little Super 8 film of the garden, or as Tom calls it “your hipster video.” You can’t tell from the footage but we now have tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, coriander, beans, beetroot, radishes, cucumber, lettuce and rocket. We’ll plant dwarf beans and pumpkin later once it’s warmer.