I was going to write this yesterday but the heavy snow caused the power and our broadband to flicker so much that I thought it prudent to turn everything off and resort to paper and a pencil – more on that later.
Sunrise at Trostrie
This is my ad hoc update and diary describing how I am developing our garden at Trostrie Cottage in Galloway. You can see the garden for yourself if you book a self catering dog friendly holiday @
The Shieling which is attached to Trostrie Cottage http://www.trostriecottage.co.uk/
The day started with a fantastic fire red sunrise and was an inspiration to get out into the garden even though it was so cold
As it was so cold, and there is so much to burn I thought it would be good to have another bonfire. This is fire number four and it still does not look as if any has been burnt, from the two piles. Maybe next time I will try to make it a bit larger and see if I can get rid of enough to actually make an impression on the piles waiting to be burnt.
Marking out the fence line
Having got the fire going well I started to try and put in the new line of fence posts that will define the new vegetable plot. - Yes that is one of the piles waiting to be burnt in the back ground right in the middle of the new plot.
Sadly the ground was so hard due to the ice that I could not really get the posts into the ground so I spent time pacing the plot out, and working out where the new beds will go.
Plan of the new vegetable plot
The plot will be fairly formal in shape, to contrast the rest of the garden as it is very informal. It will have four inner beds for rotating crops and four external beds for static crops, and four triangular central beds for herbs. Well that is the current idea, of course it can change. The size you ask. The external fence to try and keep out the rabbits will be roughly 11 paces by 14 paces.
The only major problem is that I do have to get the rubbish that is in the way burnt before I can do much more to this, but that is for another day.
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