torsdag 11 juli 2013

Garden project

I'm working on a new project in my garden. Behind the garage is a small slope where it's impossible to cut the lawn. As its a warm and sunny spot of the garden, it's perfect for growing herbs. By building a wall of natural stones I don't have to bend down as much and the wall will absorb the sun heat, giving a nice climate for the plants.

It annoys me
 a bit that the photo looks so two dimensional.  I had to shovel away a half meter of the slope and throw the soil upwards.  I use concrete and small stones as wedges, to secure the larger stones.

Farmer beans are a vegetable I've become fond of last years.  The flowers are very beautiful if you look closely and smells very nice.    

13 kommentarer:

  1. Fabacea (legume, pea, or bean family) do have the prettiest flowers! Not as complcated and full as roses, but much more fascinating and pretty...

    Although I have to admit i never smelled a pea or bean flower before, I'll try to the next time I see one.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. The smell isn't strong so you have to lean forward :)

      Radera
  2. We used to have a wall of farmer beans in the back of our garden where our domain meets the neighbour's, it's pretty when it's covered with blossoms. ^^

    SvaraRadera
  3. Det måste vara extra komlicerat att få ihop en köksträdgård i norr. Det skulle vara intressant att de mer av den!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Jag har inget att jämföra med faktiskt :). Jag får en skörd eller två. förra årets regniga sommar var urusel för squashen men mina palsternackor blev en halvmeter långa. Det går med andra ord riktigt bra. Filtrera på garden eller trädgård så får du se hur det kan gå till när jag odlar ;)

      Radera
  4. Farmer beans look darling!

    I'm really quite jealous of all these gardens people are building, it's quite difficult to build one here because it's nasty dry for most of the year.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Oh but you can! There are plenty of plants that thrive in dry and hot weather. And please check out the blog A fanciful twist. She has an amazing garden in the desert.
      I also collect rainwater in large barrels to use when the weather is dry.

      Radera
  5. Nice job on the stone wall! I've always wanted to try to build one, but I've always thought I'd end up doing a terrible job and would have to rip it out. Maybe I'll try a small one somewhere where nobody can see it - in case it doesn't work out. :o)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I made one without concrete in my old home. It still holds strong even if I wasn't as accurate as I should. So I hope this one will also last.

      Radera
  6. Are 'farmer beans' the same as broad beans? These look very similar to the crop of broad beans that Anita is growing near our back door ;)

    SvaraRadera
  7. The flowers look a bit like pea flowers! I love those!

    SvaraRadera
  8. Those farmer beans look really cute indeed ^^

    SvaraRadera