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Posted: Monday 29 January, 2024

by Rosemary at 9:20am in Smallholding 1 comment Add your own

W/e Sunday 28th January

Storm Isha has been and gone and so has Storm Jocelyn. Thankfully, the only damage was the relocation on a sheet of black plastic from the vegetable garden to the door of the plant room.

plasticStorm damage.

On Burns Night, we had a traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties. Even after all these years, I still get a buzz from wandering out into the garden and pulling fresh vegetables for dinner – in this case, a neep. It was very neepy.


Dan and Murdo trimmed the beech hedge round the front garden to the height of the fence and created a new bonfire.

bonfireAnother bonfire.

The hedge hadn’t been trimmed for four years, so there is a good pile. It looks so much better.

hedgeTrimmed hedge.

I spoke to the landscaper, so we should get a price soon. I’ve roughly marked out the plan with electric fence posts and we should get the granite setts (and the sleepers for the sunken garden and the arches) ordered in the next few days. I’m going to keep a separate record of the development of the front garden.

It will be good to get the sleepers into the sunken garden. At least it will be tidy and we won’t be doing the same tidying up jobs over and over again.

sunken gardenSunken garden.

One of our trusty when barrows needed some running repairs – we’ve had it years and it has had a full and productive life. It should last a wee while longer, but the end is in sight.

wheelbarrowOur (t)rusty wheelbarrow.

Bryn seemed a bit sore Sunday morning; he tried and failed to jump onto my chair on Saturday and probably pulled something. He’s had some Metacam and seems fine now.



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