I can only hope to reassure you that I'm not going to turn this into a gardening blog. At least not overnight. But if I hope to treat my gardening exploits as a personal project, then this blog is inevitably going to feature the occasional project update: or, in the case below, two updates.
I managed to use the remains of last year's wood, stored in our mostly repaired (and hence reasonably dry) shed. So both projects have emphasized the reuse of existing timber, which at least makes me happy, even if the frame I've actually made ends up unwieldy in practice.
Second, inspired by a combination of Sheffield-based gardener Julieanne's her recent request - what's budding in your garden? - I embed below a handful of images of the buds and early flowers in our garden.
Iris Katharine Hodgkin, already done flowering; a tulip we found in the front window box when we moved in; and Clematis jackmanii superba, just about to take off like a rocket.
(... What? We don't remember planting this. A stray seed from a wildflower packet?)
Our first crop appearing! Perpetual spinach "Leaf Beet". Outdoors these have since been joined by a few carrots and several lettuces; indoors we've got tomatoes, celery and more lettuces.
And finally, with Julieanne's original post in mind, I'm bound to ask: what's budding in your garden?