The productive garden
I’ve featured the development of the fruit and vegetable garden separately, as the images seem to work better that way. But this part of the garden was developed at the same time as the rest of the garden.
I was luckily enough to be able to include a Gabriel Ash greenhouse and that made helped my vegetable growing take off that year.
In fact, I’d never grown edible plants previously, so it was a great experiment and joy for me to do so. Despite a mid-summer drought, we ate well.
Click on the first image below and then click on the arrows to scroll through the series.
For part one – the blank canvas – click here.
For part two – the transformation in progress – click here.
For part three – the maturing garden – click here.
For part four – the mature garden – click here.
Martin Cole has been an avid gardener for more than 20 years and loves to talk and write about gardening. In 2006 he was a finalist in the BBC Gardener of the Year competition. He is a member of the National dahlia Society.
He previously lived in London and Sydney, Australia, where he took a diploma course in Horticultural studies and is now based in North Berwick in Scotland. He founded GardeningStepbyStep.com in 2012. The website is aimed at everybody who has been bitten by the gardening bug and wants to know more.
Gardening Step by Step has been cited by Thompson and Morgan, the UK’s largest mail order plant retailer, as a website that publishes expert gardening content.
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