What the lockdown restrictions gifted me was time.
Time to think,
time to walk (as per the government guidelines),
and gave me more time to garden and to create.
As a whole, my garden is rather shade heavy - we are surrounded by mature trees,
not all our own so we have very little control as to their shade cover
but we do what we can and I grow about 90% of my vegetables and salad in my greenhouse.
However, I have always wanted a 'pallet' garden near the kitchen door
so I can just pop out for herbs and salad when I am cooking.
I chatted with Himself and lo and behold a few days later
he found me two lovely pallets.
With a bit of a discussion we worked out what needed removing
and how to make a base for each layer and within the hour
I had two little multi-story-herb-gardens up on our kitchen wall!
Now, you might wonder what this has to do with #30dayswild and #staywild,
well, as I started to fill each little bed with soil
I thought that it would be a good idea to alternate the salad and herb crops with bee friendly plants.
Now that everything is growing so happily,
I suspect that the salad and herbs are in the minority
as the wild flowers and pollinator friendly flowers take over!
But I don't mind, they make me smile each time I walk past them.
And these little beds bask in sunlight for most of the day
just calling out to bees and hoverflies to come and play!
As you can see, one is black and the other - not quite fully !
They were made at the time when our local DIY store was closed
and we just used what we had,
however, when they did open,
they did not have the same black wood stain.
We are now just waiting for...
1. the correct stuff to come back on the shelves
2. the rain to stop!
But at the rate the plants are growing - it might be a job for autumn