Category Archives: trees

A second floor for the treehouse

Last year I built an extension to the kids’ treehouse, more or less in the nick of time given they’re quickly outgrowing the first floor. So, here’s the starting point, when I climbed up the tree with the children on … Continue reading

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Hello 2013

I didn’t blog a lot in 2012. This was largely due to the disastrous weather and total washout in the garden. To sum it up: nothing grew and we barely went outside because it rained and rained and rained. This … Continue reading

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A treehouse for the kids

I’ve been promising the kids a treehouse for a while now.  JZ did the plans, which not only artfully represented a castle in the sky, but included a handy reckoner of the order in which to do things (“sters furst”). … Continue reading

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Autumn draws near

It’s begining to feel distinctively autumnal and the garden is in its last period of fruitfulness.  Here’s some of that:

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Slide + kids

It does now feel as if spring has arrived.  JZ and Mr F, always the optimists, marked this by dancing about in a tub of cold muddy water with bare feet.  In addition, they gave the slide a proper test … 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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Tree surgery for beginners

There’s not much going on in the garden these days, but I did climb up a very high ladder to prune our pear tree and the hawthorne in the park (but which overhangs our garden) to try my hand at … Continue reading

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