The sun shone last Saturday, and so it was a good day to be out in the garden. Sadly it was rather cold, freezing in fact so my 3 tonnes of stone and gravel remained in their pile as I could not move it. It was frozen as lump. So do something else.
I don't know if you watch Time Team on TV, I do some times and often on the first day of their excavations they put the spoil in a pile, only by the end of the day realising that the pile is just where they want to now dig, so it has to be moved. Well I sort of have the same problem with one of the piles of cleared garden rubbish waiting to be burnt.
Having started marking and putting up the fencing for the new vegetable plot
I realise that the wood pile is just where the corner of the vegetable plot will be. I must say that I did not put the pile there originally but inherited it with the house. Though we have now burnt several cubic metres of garden waste, there are still many more to go, so maybe those beds will be the last to be used.
As the sun was out we thought we would have a look at the pond, which is next to the new veg bed.
The pond is roughly a figure of eight, with a small island in one of the water areas. As can be seen from the images sadly it is a bit neglected.
In places the liner has rucked up, we think we will put some stones over those areas to hide the plastic
In other areas it is quite silted up and will need clearing out. I think it will make a good project that is not too strenuous, everything else so far seem to be and a positive distraction from more boring hard graft. Like shifting sub base, or digging vegetable beds.
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/
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