Over the past few weeks I’ve been dreaming about our garden and planning what I’m going to grow this year. Our outside space is a shady courtyard garden, it’s a unique urban space sheltered by the wind and our own peaceful haven in the city.
At this time of the year I enjoy noticing the changes occurring in our courtyard. The light levels improve, there are new visitors popping by to use our space, and there are small buds forming across some of our plants, all signalling the garden waking up from its winter slumber. It has been a really wet winter so our space has been really damp and grey. I didn’t get round to planting bulbs last autumn so our space has been looking in need of some love.
Our courtyard is rather shady making growing plants sometimes a real challenge. I’m gradually learning what does well and not so well in our urban garden. Over the years I’ve had many gardening disasters but also some great successes. This year I’m going to embrace our space and try again to make our garden productive and a fantastic space to spend time in.