there are really just a few corners and i try to get plants in around my house, though it's shady in many places, some growth is here and that brings me joy. the leek has not been growing well, the slugs have liked it and some of it i harvested and we have eaten it. one i left there, standing tall and i'm looking forward for it to open up in full bloom!
i love raspberries and have now some in the front of the house as well as in the back, i wish their foliage would be stronger, though the berries ripen quickly and not just we people like them, but i have the observed how the chickens have become courmee's!
and once more i try basil in my straw-bale garden. o those slugs! i'm hunting them.... maybe the basil will survive and strive, i'm still in hope.