Daisy: Moooore vegetables, Rosie. Grow enough to give to your friends and neighbours.
Rosie: I know, I know...I haven't been seriously planting vegetables lately. I have lots of packets of seeds,
though. I'll take them all out of the bottom drawer where I keep them and put them in a basket so I
can be reminded of them. Is that a good idea?
Daisy: Noooooo, that is not enough. You have to have a schedule of what to plant, and when to prepare
the next crop.You want to have a continuous supply of a variety of vegetables, don't you?
Rosie: Well, okay.
Daisy: Have moooore pots of herbs on this window sill...you only have one pot of spring onions, not
enough! Put a pot of basil, a pot of coriander, a pot of parsley....
Rosie: Right, right, I get the idea.
Rosie: What do you think I should plan for my front garden? I've already begun to add more
flowering plants. You've seen my gladioli patches?
Daisy: In case you haven't noticed darling, I am an inanimate holder for your kitchen towels. We may be
having this conversation in your head, but the fact remains that I cannot move. Never seen your
garden! I can only see out of your kitchen window.
Rosie: You have a point there, Daisy. I'll go talk to the green frog chime on the patio. Thanks.
Rosie: Hey Katak, can I pick your brains for a minute? I'll let you get on with your lunch in a while.
Katak: Hey man, yo, watsup?
Rosie: What should I plan for my garden in 2011? I want more flowers for sure.
Katak: You're doing alright over there near the wall. I can see the flower borders taking shape.Go for
bold colours I say, especially where the sun shines strongest all day.
Rosie: If you say so, okay. Thanks err...dude.
Looks like I've got two huge tasks ahead in 2011.
1) Produce a vegetable plot that produces substantial amounts of produce.
2) Create a colourful border of annuals and perennials that covers the whole length of the wall.
This is a work in progress, beginning with the semi-shaded part of the wall where hydrangeas can thrive.
I began with this theme of lilac-coloured flowers. Will get bolder as I connect this to the gladioli patches which are in full-sun. Wish me luck for the rest of the border!
I am not daunted, however. My West Wall is not anything like the Great Wall of China. Besides, when the whole project is completed, the taste of success would be sweet. After which there's the Southern District of the Land of the Slopes to conquer in 2012. Happy conquests to all my fellow garden warriors. May each victory be recorded in history - or in the scrolls... of your blog pages at least.