Out of action

I’ve hurt my neck and am struggling to do what I normally do without pain, numbness and pins and needles in my right arm. It seems to be taking an age to clear up and is leaving me somewhat museless, thats museless but actually take away the m and I am quite useless as well. Hammering metal is out of the question as is carding fleece and I just don’t feel inspired to work with polymer clay. I am able to do small amounts of needle felting, more on that later but I thought I’d post a picture of the new path to the polycrub that was finished yesterday (not by me).



Granted there is still an amount of tidying up to do and the yellow flag iris needs to be tamed but now we have a dry, mud free path to and from the PT.  The courgettes are thriving despite the cold summer and we’ve started eating them with bacon and new potatoes. I’m really pleased with the fuchsia hanging basket, its starting to look the business!

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It was actually very sunny this morning when I took the pics so unfortunately the colour is a bit washed out but hey the suns out.


Where is Summer?

What a cold, wet miserable spring we’ve had up north following one of the wettest winters since people can remember. Our solartunnel blew away in Jan this year. This is the second one we’ve had in 10 years so about an average lifespan. We decided to go for the real McCoy this time and ordered the largest polycrub we could and Neil did a fantastic job in constructing it. It measures a whopping 12.7m x 4m and has a lot of potential for growing much more than we could in the solartunnel.WP_20150728_09_53_29_Pro



We decided to grow some tatties in the semi-prepared beds as they are brilliant at changing the soil to a lovely friable loam. I managed to get a few other seeds going earlier so we have two tomato varieties, some cucumbers growing nicely and the ubiquitous courgette. Outside we have lost half our growing space to a very healthy weed crop as the soil was too wet to work on, so this season we’ll have to make do with garlic, beetroot a few parsnips and hopefully some carrots.