Mangetout, red onions, potatoes,leeks and sweetcorn seem to be doing well :-).
The only problem I've had is with the raspberry canes... only 5 have sprouted, I need to talk to them at the garden centre as that's poor return on 20 canes!
Other than the garden, I've been playing a lot of golf, still nowhere near my old handicap but it's lovely to be playing.
.. there was masses of small gravel, then a barrier matting underneath.The ground beneath was as smooth as concrete. We began filling up a huge builder's bag with the pebbles - then realised we wouldn't be able to shift it! Instead we used little bags to transfer it to the pathway at the side of the house and laid it along the edge of the path and around the herbs.
Laying the turf was great fun as more helpers were on hand - Paula and Alan offered to help - not sure they realised quite what was in store! Alan dug over the 'concrete' soil, we all picked out stones...
then came the turf laying...
Anyway - we put that right the following day. I'll put in a pic of the completed grass at some point.
However, all the golf and gardening has taken its toll, I began to feel extra tired at the beginning of half-term week, and by this Thursday was aching all over again. So I've spent the last two days resting completely in the hope that I can catch it before it gets too bad.