Extending the Woodland

IMG_1148Not really! But these examples of  ‘wall art’ were an ideal addition to the woodland edge side of the Wall – and at a bargain price which did not involve even the batting of an eyelid. If you are in the UK and have access to a JTF discount warehouse do go and have a look as there are bargains to be had, as long as you remember that prices are shown excluding VAT. We went in for junior hacksaw blades and came out with gravel trays and potting-on pots for the new half-greenhouse, another water butt, two willow obelisks, four of these wall art treescapes, other bits and bobs – oh, and some hacksaw blades! Admittedly some things were in their clearance sale and I can’t guarantee you will be able to get your own wall art for £3.97 +VAT!

Thank you for your concern about the Golfer’s exploits on the roof – it is a case of ‘needs must’ as the crumbling of the joint between our roof and our neighbour’s (an awkward ‘valley’) has meant water seeping into both properties, and the quantity of recent rain of course exacerbates this as well as making working conditions difficult. With barely space for him to work I can be of no practical use other than issue moral support and make the occasional drink. Before he was abandoned for my other commitments today I managed to complete my hour’s birdwatching for the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch count which finished better than it began, including by the end Mr and Mrs Blackbird, 8 sparrows, 12 blue tits, 2 great tits, 3 greenfinch, 2 chaffinch, Robson Robin, 8 long tailed tits and at the very last minute our greater spotted woodpecker (if you haven’t seen Jessica‘s wonderful photos of her woodpecker then do have a look). Wisely, most were preferring the feeders sheltered by the Clematis montana covered old apple tree, a choice not available to the Golfer….

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13 Responses to Extending the Woodland

  1. Annette says:

    Hey, I do like your woodland extension and aren’t you ever so generous to share its origins. I would have said it’s an original Picasso, cheeky me. 😉 (nobody would have believed it because he never made nice things like that!)

  2. rusty duck says:

    Brilliant. And far less work than a wood.
    You did better on your bird count than me.. I think they hid on purpose. And many thanks for the link x

    • Cathy says:

      You are welcome. It ended up as a fairly typical bird selection, which it doesn’t always – and the goldfinches graced us with their presence this morning, a day too late!

  3. Your wall art is such great fun. Really love it.

  4. Christina says:

    Very classy looking addition to the wall, what an amazing bargain. Hope the Golfer has fixed the problem now, leaky roofs are such a pain!

    • Cathy says:

      The roof will take a few more days to complete, sadly 😦 but at least it’s a problem we can still fix ourselves. I am well chuffed with the wall art – I was hoping to put some sort of art work on the wall and these were perfect.

  5. Pauline says:

    Hope the Golfer managed to finish the roof before the strong winds arrived and that he is safely down on terra firma once more.

  6. That’s fun! Though the birds will have trouble nesting… Isn’t it amazing how you wind up walking out of such shops laden with all sorts of things that were such an excellent price they were simply irresistible! I’m excited because I ordered new coir pellets, capillary matting and plant labels for the soon-to-begin seed sowing marathon. Almost makes up for the lousy weather.

    Am impressed that Golfer can fix the roof, sounds like a horrid job though. He deserves a hot toddy or three, never mind the occasional mug of tea!

    • Cathy says:

      I think hot toddies on the roof are probably not a good idea! Hope you enjoy your seed sowing marathon – definitely exciting working up to it 🙂

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