maintenance

The Landing Pad

If you’re an alien, travelling through space and wanting to have a bit of a sit down and rest, preferably in a nice garden that has the right parking facilities, […]

Heaps and Piles

This post should not infer anything about my medical conditions but is rather to do with the recently inaugurated compost heap – a garden feature I’ve been waiting over three […]

Dependency Chains

I leave and breathe dependency chains. It’s how I get stuff done. People work dependency chains all the time without even realising. For the uninitiated, a dependency chain is the […]

Distractions

When I looked back in the blogging calendar, I realised I had left June with barely a single post. It wasn’t intentional and sadly it wasn’t because I was on […]

What a Load of Rubbish!

When we first moved into the garden, it was and overgrown blank canvas, rampant ivy covered the patio walls, carex grass and bamboo were out of control, buddleja was threatening […]

Blood and Roses

Eyes squint from facing into direct sun, arms tremble from being held above head-height, hands shake, fingers twitch. Just one more knot needed to tame the rose and fix it against […]

Winter Clearance

The Nomadic Patio Pot display on the “upper terrace” is probably the most intensive and time-consuming part of the garden. It is an ever shifting, fluidic display of annuals, perennials, bulbs, tubers […]

Snippets - Part 1

Here are a couple of pictures about the garden that I took with no particular theme, relation or intent other than the fact that they may be useful for a […]

A Fan of Roses

It may only be late August, but the weather has gone right ahead to late November anyway. Driving rain, cold, dull days and overwhelming wet means that we’re really delayed […]