The jigsaw puzzle

I’d been trying in vain to hand over the shelves from my old fridge freezer through Freegle. However, one of the potential takers, if I hadn’t lived so far from them, had said they would have wanted the shelves to make a coldframe. Brilliant idea!

At about the same time I withdrew the advert, there was one from another Freegler offering bricks. Just what I’d decided I needed to make the walls for my own coldframe. 

So, this evening, I constructed the walls, which meant fitting the bricks together so as to keep out as much air as possible as well as keeping them stable. An interesting puzzle, considering some of them had concrete on them, some were broken and the rest were simply a different size. But, hey, it works!


In addition, it seems a good way to use up a bare bit of ground whilst I await the building of the next hugel bed. Then I can move it to a part of the garden exposed to more of the sun (when we have some!). I think the Brussels sprouts will enjoy a little shade, though.

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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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5 Responses to The jigsaw puzzle

  1. plot34 says:

    That’s great. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails lurking between the bricks.

  2. What a terrific idea! Waste not, want not….it’s still a great adage.

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