Our picture shows Elizabeth and Leah sowing mangetouts on Saturday. Many thanks to both of you for all your hard work! The garden is coming on slowly but surely, with lots of new growth despite the low temperatures.
What a great weekend we've had. Lots of new seedlings have now gone into the raised beds, including peas, beans, courgettes and sunflowers. We now have good solid climbing frames for the peas and beans. We put three drills of carrot seeds into the large bed at the front. We also have lots of scallions coming up in one of the beds. Luckily the seeds survived the cold weather in the last few weeks. We would ask people to minimise disturbance of the beds at this stage by not walking on them or allowing pets onto them. Please feel free to bring more seedlings this coming Saturday at midday. We still have two empty beds to fill!
Happily, the bricks in pile 2 were a lot cleaner than last week's, so a mere 2 of us zoomed through them in no time. Just some edging and jigsaw work with half-bricks left now, for the main path.
We still have the front 'patio' of yellow bricks to extend, which Derek painstakingly and single-handedly laid down last Summer ! For that, we may need to purchase some more old bricks from Mac's Salvage or similar. They would count as the first bricks we actually paid for. Impressive thrift: lay a sizeable brickwork path for cost: nothing. Zero on labour and zero on materials.
The path looks great - terrific colours especially when damp.
Brian managed to source a load of old, weathered bricks. Last Saturday we were blessed with lovely sunshine and made the best of it by starting the job of a central path using these old bricks. As you can see, it'll look great when it finished. Laying the bricks was the easy part, but cleaning each brick and chipping off all the old concrete was admittedly tedious! Still, many hands make light work.
Another pile of bricks has since arrived, so we are doing another chunk of this task and hopefully finishing it off, next Saturday April 13 @ 10am. All welcome to drop by and lend a hand!
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