So go on, treat your cat today.
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
It is perhaps an affront to me, because it is right in front of my nose, as it were, when I sit outside and enjoy the garden, on the "patio" area. You can just see my chair on the right.
It has improved greatly in the recent past, because of the weed burner, and now it's just an unsightly mound of dirt.
Much has been discussed over the last two years. The ideal would be a brick wall, which would involve a lot of work, and considerable expense.
Less costly would be railway sleepers, which has been mooted recently. Or just simply, a cheap concrete wall.
Frankly anything would be better that what it is now.
In the meantime, I have come up with this
A stretch of weed control fabric, which at least saves me weeding the patch when time could be well spent elsewhere in the garden. I plan to extend this idea across the whole area, just until we all make up our minds what sort of solution we want to spend our money on.
And the cat likes it, so it can't be all bad.
It's not terribly pretty, but then it's not terribly ugly.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
a whacking great branch came down, narrowly missing the shed, more of those branches overhanging the shed is a bit of a worry. Just like that, it snapped off.
And then, just to make me really nervous, a little higher.
My role in this adventure was much more grounded - he would throw a rope around a branch for me to hold while he cut, so that when it fell, I should give it a good pull and then it would not hit a fence panel or the shed roof.
I was only marginally successful in this, but the shed/fence/wood burner are, thankfully, intact, with but a few scratches on the shed roof.
Eventually our reciprocating electric saw came out, and the result is much less tree.
(Interesting, that, reciprocating saw - what is it reciprocating to?)
And I think someone is going to enjoy a good fire ...