We’ve moved, again. This time we have gone some 150 miles south, in Oxfordshire. It is for the best, and we are excited to start this new chapter. However, we will be renting, again. I’m starting to fear that we will never be in the position to buy a house, given all the fees and added cost of renting a place. So, we cannot alter our garden. Consequently, here starts my container garden.
This is what it looked like when we moved in. It has a considerable amount of decking, perfect for a container garden. It also has a patch of lawn, a shed and small bed at the bottom.
If you follow me on social media, you will have seen the journey of moving the plants. They wouldn’t fit in the same van as the furniture, so we had no choice but to leave them in the living room for a short while until we sorted transportation for them. The Husband was starting work on Oxfordshire imminently, while I was stayed in Cheshire for 8 more weeks while I finished work and finished paying for the flat. He took the small pots with him, such as the herbs. We then sorted another van to move the rest of the big pots, frames, etc.
It was odd site, having the garden in the living room. It made the room feel very humid, but it smelled amazing. Consequently, the fruit on the strawberry plants went mouldy, and some of the flower heads on plants such as Osteospermum also suffered from damp. The bigger plants stayed indoors for 2 weeks, and they did suffer for it. The hollyhocks went very droopy, the lavender went grey and several plants dried up.
The beginning of our container garden
The Husband has kept the plants well watered, and most of them have bounced back. After the video, I took the pots out of the trays and will leave them to drain the water before we water them again. Below you will find the first video of this new garden: a head count of what I took with me, any casualties, and plant identification.
You can read about our previous container garden here.