Garden

Pine Pedicure

I was going to do a “spot the difference” but I couldn’t find the “before” picture. Naturally, I didn’t take one immediately before the change, but I know I took […]

Smells Like Holiday

The patio is a lot of work, it’s a lot of maintenance, lifting, moving and arranging of pots, preparation, cleaning, monitoring, watering, mulching, feeding, de-pesting, planting, soil-mixing. It’s one of […]

Decanting the Compost Heap

I always thought we had the compost heap for years and years. Turns out – after hunting through old photos – that it was made around this time only three […]

Fences and Pathfinding

A few weeks ago we last left off with the penultimate border edged with some stone work, a new path laid and just waiting on the compost heap to be […]

Picture Snaps 2

I ducked out between rain showers recently to grab some pictures of the garden as it races and grows out of control before my eyes. We first start with the […]

Between a Path and a Rock Wall

The first rockery wall I built on the corner border had me single-handedly hauling the sizeable stone pieces from next-door’s garden across to mine (they wanted rid of it so […]

Picture Snaps

It’s another one of those “elsewhere in the garden” posts, with pictures and excerpts to explain them. We start off with a mix of cheery self-seeded lobelia in one of […]

Milestones

In the last few weeks, several milestones in the garden were passed. They have been years in the making, inter-linked with various dependencies that slowly unraveled like a ball of […]