Thursday, 4 March 2010
We have been talking about solving that problem for years and hey presto, problem solved.
Mike had a dodgy back this morning, we know that it is time for him to look for less physical work and wait for his spasms to go away and leave us alone. With the blue sky and bright sunshine I knew that I had to go and move the preparation of the allotment a little further forward. I set off with a loaded barrow of tools to lift and replant the rest of the privet hedge we have propagated all last year. I dug out the last 20 plants and have homed them in the wood garden to create hedge on the corners and I also planted a block of six to create a square shrub....in the next three years that is, you really do have to throw yourself two of three years away to imagine the end result before you plant....I like doing this, you only know if you have succeeded in three years time....what an inspirational concept. Mike busied himself in his workshop, that little haven in the court yard where junk and left over materials go in and usable, sensible and creative stuff comes out. Today Mike worked on the boat gang way 'step extension invention' He worked in metel and wood and frankly it is brilliant because it will double up as a second seat at the chart table, and we have been talking about solving that problem for years and hey presto, problem solved.