My house sits on the corner into the housing estate. It's also a bit different in its style and shape from other houses in the area. So I'm fairly conscious about how the front of the house looks to casual observers. An unkempt front garden would make the place look almost abandoned! I've no interest in having a fussy front garden that requires constant attention. When I got … [Read more...] about Improving the Front of the House
It's been a couple of weeks since the greenhouse was installed. I moved all the various plants I had bought as well as some of the seedlings and other stuff that I was trying to grow into it. I've also been trying to move all gardening gear into either the greenhouse or the shed. There isn't a huge amount of stuff, but it's nice to be able to win back the use of my kitchen … [Read more...] about Greenhouse Progress
Before I "run off" and buy some things I will do a lot of research. I'll try to read objective neutral reviews. I also like to compare features. And of course I'll compare pricing. Pricing can be a bit of a pain when you're going "across" brands, as companies will package things up differently. So while one company might include a cover another will charge you extra for it, for … [Read more...] about Pizza Oven Fun
Back in January the weather was miserable. It was cold. It was dark. You'd go to bed in darkness and if you have a normal day job you'd end up getting up in darkness too. Horrid. It's like that here every year. But this year we were on a "Level 5 lockdown" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So we're all restricted to our homes and most things are closed. So you've got the … [Read more...] about Gardening Weather?
One of the positive aspects of being stuck at home is that you find yourself doing things you normally wouldn't. For me that's meant a few things. I've been cooking a lot more than I would normally so I've been able to experiment with recipes I'd normally have avoided. So I've had a reasonable degree of success stuffing courgettes for example. Of course I've also had a … [Read more...] about Catching up on Stuff I’ve Been Avoiding