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Thursday, 7 February 2019

Bark chip and binding

At the end of every day at Bag End I check the weather forecast for the next 24 hours; that way M. and I can have a rough idea of what we might be doing tomorrow.  Every morning I look out of the windows, and then check the forecast again to see how much it has changed and what really might happen.

Last night Thursday's forecast was for grey drizzle all day.  It lied.  The morning turned out dry and fairly mild, with high cloud.  The forecast did, however, warn of a thoroughly unpleasant weekend, so it was a case of "get some more bark chip moved whilst I can".  (The wind speeds threatened for Saturday are even higher than for Friday.)



The hornbeam hedge is now 80% mulched, but I cannot do the little 'sticky out bit' at the end until I repair the back of the bed where the retaining wood has rotted away.





The laurel hedge next to the trailer is completely mulched, mostly to a depth of about 6", even at the back.





I'm making rapid inroads into this pile and although it looks a lot, I reckon I will need at least two more drops if I am to get round the whole garden, which is the goal for February.



Darling Girl stayed firmly inside until I was clearing up, then she just got in the way. 🐾🐾



That was quite enough hard work for one day, so after lunch I trimmed yesterday's little quilts and attached binding.








8 comments:

  1. A very busy day indeed & the garden looks good & should enjoy your hard labour. Did Madam settle down with you in the sewing room or in front of the fire? Take care & hope the weekend is better than forecast. Huggles.

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    1. Thank you Susan. the mulching is going well and I am ~so~ enjoying being able to get outside a little.

      Daisy alternated between the sofa and her big bed, but watched me all the time (except when her eyes were closed)!

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  2. It looks like you had better weather yesterday than we had here - it was raining hard and blowing a hooley, really unpleasant. The wind has dropped now but it's still raining, Michael came in from work earlier looking like the proverbial drowned rat! I love the paw print fabric and the dog faces remind me of Dougal from the Magic Roundabout :)

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    1. I am sure we live in a little microclimate Eunice, tucked between the sea and the hills we certainly seem to miss much of the really bad weather.

      Paw print fabric is my favourite too :)

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  3. Yes, we need to watch the weather. For at least an *inkling* of what we might get. ,-)

    And you certainly made good use, of your weather. Perhaps more quilting, on the not-so-nice weekend. And that's nice too!

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    1. It is nice to be able to have 'guilt free' sewing sessions when the weather isn't saying "you really ought to be tidying up the garden".

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  4. You had better than we did, the wind almost swept me off my feet. It's calm and sunny today and I hope it stays that way. You have worked really hard in your garden and I do like your dog quilt.

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    1. We've had some big gusts Eileen, but nothing too bad.

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