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Mad gardening

On Wednesday, Chris the gardener is coming round to dig, prepare and lay our new wildflower meadow (if a meadow can actually be quite small) in the bed currently known as Emma’s Jungle. In preparation, I have two days to … Continue reading

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Beds

Today saw the first steps towards making our garden once more a haven on fine days. After the devastation visited upon it by the builders throughout 2014, it needs anything we can throw at. So we threw Chris. Chris the … Continue reading

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Mindless tunnels

I was searching for something today (which I found) and, quite by chance, came upon the story of the infamous Hackney Mole Man. Apparently the story took on gigantic, country-wide proportions when it all came out. I can’t say I … Continue reading

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And so it starts

Mud, clay, rubble…that’s what the garden has been reduced to. Barrow after barrow of stuff has been taken to the skip and emptied, ready for the next one. Until it’s time for the skip to be taken away and replaced … Continue reading

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Big metal bar

When you’re on a dig, you may get asked to excavate a post hole. This will be all that remains of an upright post – the sort of thing they once made buildings out of. A dig director or supervisor … Continue reading

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