maintenance

The Winter Jobs

While things have been quiet on the blog front, it’s been busy in the garden. I’ve been trying to complete all the winter jobs before, well, the end of winter, […]

The Grace Period

It’s mid-February and I still have a list of garden jobs as long as my arm to do before the spring arrives. I’m in a state of shock that despite […]

January Diary Notes

The outside Christmas lights still need taking down (don’t worry, we’ve unplugged them) but there’s still three full bulk bags of compost and manure sat on the drive untouched. Guess […]

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 […]