Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Closer to completion - and more "wildlife"

Today was fairly skanky - windy, rain, cold, not helped by Daisy getting me up in the middle of the night and whilst she went straight back to sleep after a trip to the garden, I did not . . .

But the day was not a complete wash out.  On the spur of the moment I jumped in the car and went to our favourite nursery where I was delighted to find I'm still getting trade rates.  I am embarrassed at how little I paid for three trays of heather plants but not complaining about it!   They are destined for various beds at the front of the house.






Towards the end of the day things brightened up considerably and we popped outside for an hour.  Unimpressed with the flimsy bits of wood provided to fix the "glass" to the lid of each cold frame I found some corner brackets at Screwfix and not only are they holding the perspex [or whatever it is] nice and firmly they're acting as braces for the frames.  Also took the opportunity to screw each pair of lids together to make just one for each cold frame.





Need to order some boat cleats and then I can sort out the pulley system.



At the weekend we discovered some unwanted"wildlife" in the garden in the form of woodworm in the bottom corner of the little shed we got from LP.  I vaguely remember him saying it had been treated and dealt with but we're not convinced.  Whilst at Screwfix Management picked up a can of particularly noxious liquid and as soon as it's dry for a couple of days we'll be doing what we can to save the shed and prevent the damn things from spreading.














8 comments:

  1. You are certainly one very clever & ever inventive lady. Ooh, woodworm sounds like our white ants, which once started can eat a whole house in time. Hope you get on top of it, even though I know you're like me with poisonous stuff. Take care.

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    1. You are too kind Susan :-) Woodworm isn't a worm, but a little beetle whose larvae like in (and eat) wood whilst they grow. Hate the toxic stuff, but sometimes it is the best solution at the time.

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  2. The heather plants look lovely and good to get a bargain too. Hope you can save the shed.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, you'd think I would have bought enough plants for this garden by now, but still I keep finding space for loads more!

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  3. Still in envy of your cold frames. I am useless at growing heathers.

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    1. Thanks Marlene, sorry heather does not like your garden. We love it because the big patch near the drive is home to lots of over-wintering bees. It is always the first place in Spring we see bumble bees, and I want to create more spaces like that.

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  4. Wow just caught up on your latest work, you've been busy! Our garden is still a swamp thanks to this horrible winter; so draining and reseeding the lawn will be a number one project this year. I can barely get down to the greenhouse without having to beat off crocodiles that lurk in the everglades that is our garden. :-( I love your cold frames and fruit cage, major envy and they look very professional. I do love my garden but sadly it is nowhere large enough to hold all my gardening dreams.

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    1. Thank you K. Crocodiles huh? I thought it was alligators in your part of the world 😀

      "Be careful what you wish for" - all my life I have craved a garden big enough to play in, and now I have one, it's a hell of a lot of work! Especially as right this moment it is trying to snow - again - so no way I'm getting anything done today.

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