Round the garden in 80 days #38

On the way out to collect this next week’s victuals, I noticed a pigeon feasting on cotoneaster berries across the road. It was oblivious to me, although I didn’t want to chance it being scared off by me getting out of the car. So, the photo comes from within my vehicle.

There was also a blackbird, who was undoubtedly thinking along the same lines as the pigeon, though from a more lowly position.

I had myself being looking at cotoneaster before I got into the car. A plant has started to grow underneath the yukka, so come next summer it may get a shock when there is neither light nor moisture. Or perhaps I will finally get round to sorting out the front garden.

However, today’s jobs list made no mention of this portion of the property. Instead, I managed to both finish topping up the new raised bed with the contents of the old one and to transfer more from the Green Johanna to the dakek compost bin.

The final task for the raised bed is to cover it with cardboard to suppress weeds which might already be present and reduce the chance of others gaining purchase. The box which is to do the honours is out of bounds at the moment, though.

Tomorrow is competition time at the Guild Christmas meeting. When an announcement was made about making a Christmas gift, I failed to grasp this was a competition but I did have some yarn and some ideas. Having spun and dyed Teeswater fleece (pink) and spun flax and Tussah silk which have then be plied together (golden), I designed the bag with the help of a book of motifs for the flower.

You probably can’t actually see the flower too well – or may not recognise it as such. It was proving to be too complicated to do the colour work but I wish I had persevered now. Too late – the bag is being blocked (on the aforementioned cardboard box) and tomorrow I will get some constructive feedback from our president.

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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4 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #38

  1. We are using old carpet tiles from our refurbishment project to cover the compost bins

  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I hope you win!

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