Not perhaps a desk as yet, but it still needs a lot of work. I have a load of plants to put in, but just have not got round to it so far. The fence is not curved, it is just the effect of the panorama setting on the camera. That small fence has made such a difference to my life. No longer do the dogs come in fro the garden covered in mud which they leave all over the house. No longer do they dig up my plants or eat my fruit. No longer can they eat the bird seed or dive into the bird bath.
I cannot wait to get all these beds filled over the next twelve months. I am aiming for a good mix of flowers, shrubs, vegetable and herbs, and loads of wild flowers for the insects etc. A lot of the pots lying around will be emptied and their contents given a permanent home in the raised beds. That should cut down the watering for next year.
I like the idea of being able to go out into the garden and pull enough baby carrots etc for that day's food with lots of flavour and vitamins, cutting just enough salad leaves for that meal without the rest going off in the fridge. The greenhouses are intended for tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries, just for a start, and the new beds below are for my soft fruit, gooseberries, blackcurrants etc.
The big strawberry pots on the left will probably be turned over now to flowers to brighten things up, and hopefully encourage more insects to come along. I think there will be more paving under the trees where the lawn is presently covered in leaves, where the grass will never grow again, perhaps with a nice seat around the tree for relaxing, maybe even a small table for outdoor crafting, perhaps with nice perfumed plant around for inspiration.
As you might gather, I have loads of ideas, which are gradually being turned into plans and followed through. However, my plan for Wednesday is to take a large box upstairs, and fill it with all the stuff on my desk which needs sorting and clear it all off so I can get enough space to do some proper crafting. that is the plan but it depends on where the decorators are working. On the other hand, I must just get painted into the only room downstairs that is not being painted before Christmas, in which case I will finish the Christmas cards. Either way, I have a plan (to quote Barbara Gray).
Sorry, there is not a lot of crafting going on here yet, but I am sure a lot of you are also caught up with the rush to get Christmas sorted. However, do take the time to have a cup of coffee and a tasty biscuit while you wander round some of the lovely desks on show each week over at Julia's Place. You will be made very welcome.