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Honeysuckle and a Hen House

Another glorious sunny day and despite the aches and pains from yesterday’s labour it was time to get the hen house built – not a bad job considering it was us! Although we perhaps didn’t need to dig up the paving slabs. Still at least that hole would make a nice unobtrusive home for our composting bin (thanks for that suggestion Colin!).

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Now we just need to paint it with a water based wood preservative and get the ‘henny’ accoutrements we need and we’ll be ready to get our new additions – can’t wait!

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A backbreaking but satisfying afternoon in the garden

We decided to take a cheeky long weekend and get stuck into the gardening we missed out on after last weekend’s return of Winter weather.

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We had a ton of soil to move from the front of the cottage to the back garden, a job in itself. This year we ordered it from onlinesoil.co.uk – we certainly paid for the 20kg sack convenience and for the high quality (screened to 10mm) this time (last year we bought 3 x ton bags of standard top soil and the lorry couldn’t get close enough to deliver it where it was needed) but I think it’s well worth it, it feels, amazing and is a really rich dark brown – think our veggies will love it!

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