Well, there is no going back now, the clock is ticking because I've got my first seeds started. This afternoon, while listening to The Archers, I planted leeks, chives, basil, kohlrabi, nasturium and lavender. I've got them in growing trays in the dining room. They're going to be nice and warm and in the sun. Fingers crossed the first seedlings will begin to emerge in 10-14 days and I can see if I've got a bit of a green thumb.
Of course this also means that I've got just 6 weeks to figure out what I'm going to do to regrade the yard, build my raised beds, and have topsoil delivered.
I also need to keep researching espaliered trees. Charles is pretty keen on the idea that we can grow a peach or plum tree up on the south-facing wall of our house. We'll see what I can find at the garden center and if I've got the guts to give it a try!
Bob and Joe - thanks for your comments on my last blog post. We've got gutters and downspouts all working fine. I am researching two things: having a rain barrel installed to capture water for the garden and laying a downspout extension to push the water out further away from the downspout. These actions combined with some re-grading should have our foundation in a drier setting.