Simon Roulstone’s Garden Year 2 – In His Words

Monet's Pond with Water Lilies

Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverne France

In 2009, we decided to have a go at our own little wheelchair accessible garden, suitable for myself, as I am disabled wheelchair user.

The year started with quite a bad spell of frost and snow, and the broad beans which we planted in November the previous year did take a slight hammering. We know people whose whole crop has failed, due to very wet ground and prolonged frost and snow.

As usual, we planted up lettuce, carrots, beetroot and tomatoes.As we have a bit more room this year, we also planted up sweet corn, onions, garlic, shallots, radish, horseradish, chickory, sweet red peppers, aubergine and kale.

Quite alot really, surprising what you can fit into a few boxes!

In the fruit box we have strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and red currents.

Oh, and we found space for a couple of bags of new potatoes as well!

Adding Extra Wheelchair Friendly Garden Beds

Because we wanted to grow some taller vegetables, we decided to get a couple of low garden planters built, otherwise we’d need a ladder to harvest the sweet corn!

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