After years of dreaming, I’ve finally got a garden of my own, and I’m trying my hand at growing vegetables, herbs and a little fruit.
It’s the tidy-sized (45ft by 15ft), south-facing backyard of a 1950s house in Ballyfermot, Dublin which I share with my partner and our canine companions, Patch and Pip.
Prior to starting my own garden, I was involved in a north inner city community garden for a year. I spent most Saturdays and the occasional summer evening there, largely weeding, watering and observing.
Other than that, when I was a child I attempted to start a little veg patch, but hadn’t a clue what I was doing, and with no family knowledge to draw on, I ended up with just one inexplicable and strange-looking orange stalk.
Now, having finally arrived at my gardening destination, I want to keep a record of how my endeavours progress, and to share what I’m learning with other newbie home-growers.
Liz Evers, Ballyfermot.