>A friend of ours has put us in touch with an entrepreneur who lives near the area where the summer house is, and we’re hoping we can get him out to have a look at the garden some time this week and maybe come up with a quote.
If the price is too high we’ll probably end up DIY’ing it with the help of my younger brother and his girlfriend who are starting up their own entrepreneur business, but in the completely opposite end of the country. However, if we can get it done by somebody else for a reasonable price that will definitely be a great thing, since it takes away one of our large projects for 2011.
It would be so nice to outsource this project. Fingers crossed…
I’ve been taking an evening class in “coaching in organisations” (i.e. coaching as “employee development” as opposed to “personal development”), and on Wednesday I have my exam. As the course has taken place in Ballerup, which is on the same train line you take to go up to the garden, I’m thinking about going up there on Tuesday evening, going halfway in to Copenhagen for the exam and then returning to the summer house again after the exam and go directly into work from there on Thursday morning. It will be a lot of travel time, but it will give me some time in the summerhouse and garden during the week and then of course I go up there again over the weekend, so I will have a decent amount of time up there this weekend.
I look forward to this; it means I might actually get some minor things done. Perhaps on Wednesday afternoon I can do the prepping so I’m ready to paint the furniture for the courtyard (one round table, two metal chairs) over the weekend. Also, because I will be going up there several times over the next week, I hope to be able to bring up a few bags of sowing and potting soil; by next year I hope to be able to produce our own sowing soil from fully decomposed compost, but for now I think it is a good idea to purchase at least some soil to create a good growing environment for seeds.
As for growing seeds… This afternoon I’ve sowed the rosemary seeds I bought recently. They’re supposed to have a rather poor germination ratio, but as there is 100 seeds in the packet and I only really need one pot of rosemary, I’m thinking it is probably going to be more than plenty seedlings for us.
The tray was the packaging for a bunch of rocket/ruccola/arugula leaves, so it’s food-grade plastic. It will live in my South-facing sitting room window for the next month or three, and to ensure it doesn’t dry out I will probably add a loose-fitting cover of cling film.
It might not look like much, but it’s quite exciting for me to have a piece of the garden here in my apartment. I’m terrible with house plants because I forget to water them and generally just don’t take much of an interest in them, but I’m hoping that because these little seeds are destined for the garden I might actually monitor them, water them occasionally and generally pay them some attention!
They say you have to treasure the little joys of Life. Surely a tray of rosemary seeds in the window is one of those.