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Busy day despite the clay

Saturday, 19 Feb 11 6°C / 43°F

Despite drizzle and grey skies – and the resulting clagginess of the clay soil – I have still been at work in the garden. Several more crops have been started or moved on.

I have also broken up a good chunk of the concrete path that ran up the centre of the garden. We have a couple of alternative paths in (albeit only covered in turf at the moment) and removing the straight path in the middle will be a big step forward in making the garden seem less square.

There is a lot more work to do but it won’t be long now before I can get the Cornus plants I picked up in a recent sale into the position I have planned for them (right where the path was – a visual, living barrier will quickly disguise the alteration).

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Back garden

Polytunnel garden

Bed by Side Fence garden

Raised Bed B garden

Day 0

Solanum tuberosum - Purple Majesty

Solanum tuberosum

Day 2

Pea 'Hatif d'Annonay' (raised bed)

Pisum sativum

Day 2

Pea 'Hatif d'Annonay' (side bed)

Pisum sativum

Day 0

Solanum melongena 'de Barbentane' (left polytunnel bed)

Solanum melongena

Day 0

Solanum lycopersicum 'Legend Bush'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 0

White Beetroot

Beta vulgaris

Day 29

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Cornus alba var. sibirica

Day 29

Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'


Day 29

Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea'

Cornus sericea ssp. stolonifera

Day 0

Solanum lycopersicum 'Legend Bush' (polytunnel bed)

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 0

Solanum melongena 'de Barbentane' (pots)

Solanum melongena


  • Tomartyr

    Tomartyr wrote:

    Would love to see a photo of what you’re doing, wulf.

    Posted on 19 Feb 11 (about 4 years ago)

  • Armorel

    Armorel wrote:

    Good to hear that you got some good work done despite the weather. Breaking up concrete is jolly hard work!
    It was weird listening on the radio and hearing reports of snow in Leeds and the north of England, roads and airports closed and Scotland being hit hard too. We spent the whole day basking in brilliant sunshine, working outdoors in T-shirts, while Lands End, just 28 miles away, was shrouded in fog all day and all Skybus flights from there were grounded. The weather is really keeping us all on our toes …

    Posted on 20 Feb 11 (about 4 years ago)

  • wulf

    wulf wrote:

    You can see a before picture here:


    There is now a curving path which goes between the two trees in the bed on the right foreground and part of the path (between the collection of pots and about halfway along the polytunnel) has had the concrete removed. I’ll probably get another picture next time we get a sunny day or when I get some plants in to disguise the change, whichever comes first.


    Posted on 21 Feb 11 (about 4 years ago)

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