WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE…

Good evening people! It’s been a real cracker of a day in the garden today. All of us have been full steam ahead and have really started to notice big changes from all the small things we are doing as a team. And GUESS WHAT? I was clearing out the oldest polytunnel and found…a pressure washer. Oh golden manna from heaven! The exact thing that we need for the glasshouse. Having no power, I put the generator into service and lo and behold the pressure washer buzzed into life! I was so excited I filled a boot with water from the spray in shock.

the glasshouse roofs

The glasshouses from above look like launching pads into the walled garden

The pressure washer promptly began to leak all over the place, but Adrian found the perfect sized hose attachment and Martin spotted that it was missing a washer, so by the end of the day we had a fully functioning pressure washer, ready to clean off our gaggle of glasshouses. The moss alone has forced panes apart and so we have to carefully remove years of detritus between each overlap in each pane by hand.

Martin went shopping and got sealant and all sorts of other delights for the glasshouse. He has a truck filled with an abundance of tools, so whenever I want anything he seems able to produce it from its cavernous interior. Brilliant.

Before

After

I mowed the paths inside the walled garden today. It’s incredible that the grass is still growing so late in the year. Around lunch time the sun came out and we took some wonderful photos of the glasshouses from above. Adrian bought in his super camera so I will create a gallery and put some of his shots in there.

Mowing between the beautiful box hedging. You can just see my favourite entrance into the garden on the right. From here the view of the walled garden is breathtaking

Mowing between the beautiful box hedging. You can just see my favourite entrance into the garden on the right. From here the view of the walled garden is breathtaking

Two robins were landing beside Adrian all day as he cleared a new border area by the stables. Every time he tried to take a picture they flew off and then Cubby(he turned up in the potting shed cupboard one particularly cold Christmas) the one eyed cat came along and scared them off. Perhaps if he’s a threat to birds, he will scare mice too.

Am off out myself to meet a friend for dinner. The first socialising I’ve done since starting this job! Luckily he’s a garden owner and has promised to bring me gardening gloves, an emergency pressure washer and will listen to my obsessive garden chatter. He even donated the thriller ‘How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel’ by Gatter and McKee which I have to confess, I’m devouring with interest!

More finds from the undergrowth…

More finds from the undergrowth…

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