Having gardened my own little garden for just shy of a year, I knew in advance that I needed it to rain before I could guerrilla garden, because to weed you need to get your fork into the soil, which might well be like concrete round here, and unless you are gardening something right outside your own space you don’t want to be carrying a whole lot of water. However. I am not a seasoned gardener – this past year is the only garden I have ever had, so this was never going to be the most ambitious project ever. Plus, I still have the lurgy, so needed a fair few rests in between activity. There are two plots I’ve had my eye on, and I chose to start with the nearer and easier one.
This is my first foray into the world of guerrilla gardening and I am quite pleased with it. It’s a bit like regular work – it was so easy for me to sort our a colleague’s course document, but mine was awful. My own garden is very much a work in progress at the moment so it was quite fun just to go out and tidy something up and call it done. I was quite limited as to what I could put in this space, since it doesn’t get a lot of sunlight, so, for instance, my spare lavender would suffer there. And there is no need for that because the other space gets plenty sunshine and I could completely fill it with lavender if I wanted to. I got a smashing crop of lavender this year. The smell was so strong Ten made me put it next door (Steve being on holiday) and I could put some of the monster orange flowered plant in there too.
Because they only planted out the plot i monkeyed with today last year it had been quite well dug over and some topsoil had been added. This plot has had no TLC in what may have been a very long time. Still, it’s the more exciting plot, and if I wait until a serious deluge I might manage a bit of a dig.
So! there you have it! Baby’s first step into the shady underworld of guerrilla gardening. Ultimately I want to be planting out foodstuffs, but lets not run before we can walk.