Strimmer Frenzy

Oh dear the grass looks long…

If I cut the bank now it will be ready for the primroses early next year….

This is going to take some shifting…

It is about 50m down to Le Jaudy…

It is time for strimmer frenzy, the lawn needs a cut soon too…

The strimmer is 2m long and weighs 15kg…it makes a mess…it has a high vibration 2 stroke motor.

That looks better…

I swept up the cuttings….

Two hours later … I now feel like the strimmer looks…knackered…

Autumn Garden Macro

Still flowers on the Clematis

Lichen on the silver birch

It is often damp here, one tonne of propane…

We have loads of these pink flowers which we rescued and replanted..

small puddle in the arms of the beech

Don’t you just want to pop them like bubblewrap?

look at my wings…we are ready for our annual daddy long legs invasion

This shiny chap is about 1 cm across.

Maple leaf on bitumen…there will be loads of these!!

Spiders in the wood store…

Print of Bakula Rinpoche thangka on my current gardening shirt…I am getting the last few wears out of my tatty old t-shirts before binning them.

A Whole Lotta Grass

We are keeping the butterfly and dragonfly “edge” for another month or so…

I finished the “football pitch” today. It takes three afternoons for me to do all the lawns.

I tried out a new pattern…

Because I hadn’t mowed in ~two months there is a whole lotta grass.

The green pile is 7m long, between 4 and 6 m broad and ~70cm deep.

When wet that makes about half a tonne, which will get shifted by pitchfork onto the brown pile.

Big garden means lots of work for an autumnal chicken…