Hidden membrane

Yesterday, I shared with you my joy (though the joy might have passed you by as I was musing on other matters!) at getting rid of the final patch of weed-infested lawn from my back garden.

Today, I thought in the five minutes it would take for my coffee to brew I would test the patch for compaction. And great, soil firm but penetrable.

Except where the remnants of membrane covered with pebbles were. 

From past experience, I know that picking membrane and stones out of soil is physically not the most taxing of jobs. However, mud under finger nails just before I head off to a party is not the look I was hoping to acquire. And it is a tedious task, made more irritating in the knowledge that it did nothing to stop vegetation from infesting the area in the first place.

Anyway, I hope this is the last of the garden surprises from a past era. And the sun has come out!


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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7 Responses to Hidden membrane

  1. Awesome news Helen looking forward to seeing what you grow in that space

  2. That’s a bit of good news. Slowly and methodically that entire garden will be yours.

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