Wow. A year almost. 1 month shy.
How do I feel about moving to the country? Best thing we have EVER done (excluding having our children of course).
From the wonderful social village friends we have made, the constant stream of visitors, the country walks, the gardening and the wildlife it has truly been a magical year.
If I’d ever realised on this day last year what a great decision it was going to be, but I was so nervous, I doubt I’d have believed myself.
My massive garden has been hard work but I have enjoyed it. We’ve managed to get tomatoes and cucumbers growing in the greenhouse, potatoes, onions, shallots, carrots, lettuce, courgette and broccoli, all from seed,. I’ve also got some sweet peas growing (and starting to produce flowers) and the garden already has a herb garden, strawberries, gooseberries, red currants, blackberries and raspberries.
There is also an orchard of approximately 12 trees growing different sorts of apples, pears, plums and cherries so we won’t be short of a bit of fruit over the summer.
I grew a lot of patio veg in my previous gardens but not on this sort of scale and fruit is a bit of a new thing for me but we seem to be muddling on.
On top of all the food growing we have tried to stay on top of the rest of the garden, sorting the pond out, raising tadpoles/frogs and fighting the never-ending battle with weeds.
I now know why there is more light needed in the summer, without it my garden would have gone to rack and ruin. I generally get home from work and get out there straight after dinner.
I think we may have to crack open a bottle of champagne on our 1 year anniversary and toast the best decision we ever made.