Huff’s Woodland Glade …
Still very much a work in progress but the end of the garden has become a woodland area instead of a jungle today. In the first picture the grey sets are all dug out of the garden 7 years ago and laid by me and those white ‘boards’ are a little bit of upcycling in progress. The are Soffit boards and had been abandoned on the path leading to my garden. They are a sort of light plastic and will be perfect to use as sides for my raised veggie beds; I made those originally with old timber and it needs replacing. There is enough there to make the outer sides of the L shaped bed – I will have to use timber still between the three sections.
The odds and ends of shed and grid that are under the beech hedge there are to prevent Pup from sticking his head through into Esk’s garden. The hedge will grow round them and screen them.
In the second picture this is looking from where the last picture was taken. This is what I have been working on today and it really doesn’t look as if it has been disturbed in ages! I made a chevron of bricks along the boundary which are bedded in with soil and then leaf litter on top. The bricks are to avoid the boundary leaning into my garden and so I can put some planters along in front of the fence with some posts that things can climb up in summer but things that die back in winter. Just down by the shed is a big old terracotta plant pot half buried – that was a toad house we made when we first came.
The heap of old timber should be going next week!
That red stone is one of the two I dug up yesterday – not absolutely certain where it is going yet so it is just waiting.
While I was doing all that we had a second visit from this young bird (think blackbird but could be thrush) … it is clearly not right and I think it may have been either hit a glancing blow by a car or grabbed by a cat
In this second picture you can see a bare area around it’s throat
And in this one you can see it’s wing appears to droop … yet I know it can fly because yesterday it nearly took my head off!