Our client gets a lot of rabbits in their garden but was keen to grow their own fruit, vegetables and flowers for arranging. We built them this large enclosure and planted the fruit last year. Lots of species including summer and autumn raspberries, red, green and yellow gooseberries, red, white and blackcurrants, blueberries and more. Elsewhere in the garden we have planted apples, pears and quinces. All the fruit beds have weed fabric fitted and mulch laid – so no weeds – low maintenance indeed.
This year we’ll be planting vegetables in the enclosure as well as annuals for flower arranging and for inclusion in the ornamental garden elsewhere on the site.
If you’d like to grow your own fruit, vegetables or flowers for cutting, maybe we can help. Contact us here.
Fruit and Veg growing is certainly a growing trend. We built several productive gardens last year and will be going back to photograph their progress later this year once there’s some foliage!
Meanwhile here’s one of this year’s new projects. This is a great Before and After example. A productive garden in the making. We’ve used FSC sourced timbers to create an easily manageable space with room for fruit and 5 raised vegetable beds to allow crop rotation and a bed for perennials such as asparagus.
The fruit has been planted (raspberries, apples, plums, blackcurrants, jostaberries, gooseberries, and blackberries) and the compost bin built. Here’s to a productive spring
Below is the original plan that we created for the client plus a couple of other pics
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Amused by this article in the Telegraph about Michelle Obama starting to dig the new vegetable garden at The White House while wearing Jimmy Choo boots!
I hope Michelle, who will apparently be tending the garden with the Commander in Chief (hmm, right) realises how much work is entailed in veg growing. It’s always best to start small and get some successes under your belt (or in your stomach) rather than creating a re-enactment of The Good Life in one go.
UPDATE – Here’s a plan of the garden