Category Archives: garden structure

Spring planting

It’s the most glorious April ever and feels more like summer than spring.  As a result our raised beds (and the weeds) are taking off.  Among the early successes are peas, kai lan, purple brocolli, chard, purple cauliflower, courgettes and … Continue reading

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Slide

Using just a £5 ebay slide, floorboards snaffled from the neighbour’s skip and branches from the hawthorne, I have built a spiral staircase around our apple tree, to a platform hanging in the branches leading to a slide.  I’m exceedingly … Continue reading

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Pergola

Spring is showing a disappointing reluctance to arrive, but as I’m between jobs I’ve forced myself into the freezing garden to finish the pergola.  Here it is, in all it’s glory, looking very bare and forlorn:

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The new path

Made with bricks snaffled from our neighbour’s skip and woodchips from our own trees.  The rest of the garden is still a quagmire, but it’s a start. It’s ‘rustic’ I grant you.  But I’m reckoning if we fill in the … Continue reading

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Change in the garden

I managed to get out in the failing light this evening to grab some pictures of the garden as I want to watch its progress.  So, first of all, with the house gleaming as the paint goes on, here’s the … Continue reading

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Look at the state of it now

While our kids J-Z and Mr F were having dinner this evening, I took advantage of the particularly fine September weather to dash out and get some snaps of the garden.  This is partly to record how far we’ve already … Continue reading

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Vegetables everywhere

My colleague just saw the title of this post over my shoulder and had a go at me for being un-pc, presumably thinking I was writing about people in the office. That would be the subject of another, very depressing, … Continue reading

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