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The almost pond

This morning, the pond area looked like this: The soil on top of the liner which will hopefully become a big garden is starting to dry out. We’ve gone back to no-rain and moving the soil will have aided evaporation. … Continue reading

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A lot of wood needed

Reflecting upon the course of action I have planned to get the pond up and running, and seeing how big the rhubarb crown is (it’s nearly a foot deep), I decided another hugel bed had to go. In other words, … Continue reading

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Starting on the garden makeover

Since the fence between my neighbour and I went up on Saturday, I’ve been able to evaluate in context the way I would like my garden to go. It already feels more like a garden, being more enclosed, although a … Continue reading

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First day of the month (Full circle)

On the first of July last year, I decided to document the change in the back garden over the months. Now, I have reached the same point in the year again and here is the comparison: Clearly, the structure of … Continue reading

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Up with the garden path: Completion!

In April 2013, I decided to tackle the path, running down the bottom right of the garden, which was an unsightly space filled with pebbles and weeds. I couldn’t even pull the wheelie bins over it to get them out for … Continue reading

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Getting to the bottom of matters 

Yesterday, we went on the hunt for a shed. Not only did it need to be a good quality shed, it needed to be delivered, carried through to my back garden and installed on a day I would be at … Continue reading

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Hitting the concrete (Talking to the birds)

The title for this post could you lead you to think I had had a terrible accident. Apologies if it does. In fact, I feel I have achieved something quite momentous this morning. Time waits for no one spurred me … Continue reading

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6′ x 4′

Much to my own consternation, I’ve made progress on laying the foundations for the shed. After clearing away a lot of rubbish (and I do mean rubbish) which had accumulated in the Wendy house, I moved the two (big) flagstones … Continue reading

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Two up together

Yesterday, I procrastinated a bit over starting work on the patio flagstones. Well, I was tired and needed a snooze in the afternoon. But then towards dusk, I found the impetus to move not just one but two flagstones from … Continue reading

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The metaphorically empty space

Years ago, we had a massive TV. And then it broke down. As it was too big for me to move, we had to wait for about three months till my parents visited and it could be taken away. After … Continue reading

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