This time you’re really fired. 

I’m fed up with the garden elves. They really aren’t pulling their weight this season.


The gravel and topsoil for the new raised beds have been here since half eight Thursday morning. Why haven’t the garden elves spread the gravel and filled the beds? I don’t care if they are union. I’m firing their tiny butts. If you want a job done right….

At least I’ve figured out the cold frame base issue. From this


to this


Those poly carb wall frames aren’t going anywhere now. Look close and you can see the eye hooks on the now shorter corner braces, which are there so the roof panels of the cold frame can be tied down during the windier weather. (This is Scotland so that would be ten and a half months out of the year).  I’ve never used cold frames before so didn’t invest in more expensive ones from the company from whom I got my greenhouse; these are perfectly well built but light enough to lift with an index finger. The grounding pegs included would need to be twice as long to stand up to our stiff breezes round here. Should the weather prove really nasty I can hang these high on the garage walls with only two pegs each. 

Somerset Green gets on everything that doesn’t move or grow. So much rain this summer means items to paint go into the greenhouse to dry out overnight then get painted in the garage once Himself and the Passat are away to work at half six weekday mornings, or five to five if it’s a working in London day. Some of my handmade trellis needs to be rebuilt to fit the newer raised beds but that’s on the B list at present. It’s not too late to get seeds planted for over wintering in the cold frames (pansies and the like) so getting the cold frame area sorted is top of today’s list.

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American by birth, Irish by heritage, Scottish by marriage. Housewife.
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