I’d been determined to do some work in the garden today, so was pleased that we had sun rather than snow.
The first job was to dig up some Jerusalem artichokes, which typically were not as abundant as I would like. However, the clay soil no doubt impacts on them as much as it does carrots and beetroot.
The main point of putting on gardening boots and gloves was to find out how easy or otherwise it might be to lift the flag stones on my patio. So, I next started to clear away the soil from one and was at least pleased that this job seemed manageable.
It had been on the back of my mind that the flag stones might have been cemented down – and it is possible as I excavate further this will turn out to be the case. I hope not, though, as the shed will need a base and it makes sense to re-use what is already available.
It would also be nice to have a pergola instead of a patio. I like the idea of vegetation shielding the diningroom doors (south facing) in summer but dying back to let in the light in winter.