There’s a shed at the bottom of the garden. It was full of tools, toys and sheddy clutter. You can see that it’s not the best use of a fairly large space. So I’ve put in a stud partition (using my hand drill! (see previous post)) and turned it into two rooms. To begin with,Continue reading “Hermitage”
While on holiday recently, I read Ursula Le Guin’s story, “The Word For World Is Forest”. As always with Le Guin, it’s superb, imaginative, thoughtful writing. The story is set on a distant world, Athshe, which humans from Earth are trying to colonise. In many ways, the planet has similar conditions to Earth, theContinue reading “Mud People”
By now, my new vegetable beds should be packed full of a variety of vegetables, all thriving in the rich compost and growing leafy and tall. Unfortunately, we’ve had very little sunshine this ‘summer’, and I think the soil hasn’t warmed up enough to germinate all the seeds. Also, as it’s hardly stopped raining sinceContinue reading “Vegetables are murder, too”
It’s a rare sunny day, here in sunny Sussex. And I could take the afternoon off and cut the grass. It is rather long, as one of our weekend guests was kind enough to point out to me. On the other hand, here are five good reasons to leave it – and the animals whoContinue reading “5 reasons not to cut the grass”
The dancing music seems to keep the cats from using this vegetable bed as a giant kitty-litter. If you want to see them dance, click here.
Here’s the layer-mulched bed shown in the last post, plus funky new wooden frame to keep it all in place. The wood is old 6×2 floor joists I got from a wood recycling co-op in Brighton (The Wood Store). I used some more of the same wood to make another new bed. ThisContinue reading “Garden upgrade”
Mrs Mabbsonsea kindly lent me her camera during a gap in the rain today, so I took some pictures of the garden. This was just a little rose bed, but I’ve taken away the bark chippings, added a load of compost and planted a variety of veggie seeds. The fence is to stop the catsContinue reading “Garden”