Still Clueless? Good

One of our neighbours has just completed extension work on his house and asked us if we wanted any of his leftover bricks; he now knows to give us first refusal on any excess building material because invariably we will manage to make use of it. The current offer turned out to be a very timely one, because it just so happens that we have A Project on the go at the moment and this project happens to involve Bricks. It also involves Soil (and several other things), and although this was the same neighbour whose reject soil I rescued from a skip nearly four years ago and used to create, out of nowhere, the shrub border, the soil you can see in the top right of the picture is from our own garden and not his, and is just changing location, probably not for the first time.

I can hardly describe how exciting it is to have a project again, and a relatively large one at that. After our garden openings last year a neighbour asked us what plans we had before the next openings and at the time there none, opportunities for change being apparently minimal. It wasn’t long before minor improvements crept in out of nowhere, with modifications made to the rose garden and then to the areas next to the pergola on the paved area as it underwent refurbishment. Over the years the most successful changes have arisen this way, ideas that popped up from a comment, a thought, a challenge, and were tweaked from a whim into a full-blown project in often a very short space of time.

This is definitely one of those, and I don’t intend to give any further clues or at least will try not to! It will be on-going for a number of weeks although not necessarily continuously, and when revealed is unlikely to be the fully completed projected but should be largely so. The forecasted wet week may mean rain affects play in the short term, but will not keep me away from a project like this for long, or US I should say, as the Golfer is involved too.

Yahay! Here we go, here we go, here we go!

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35 Responses to Still Clueless? Good

  1. Brian Skeys says:

    We think we have β€˜finished’ the garden, along comes another project. Or in our case rotten timbers on a previous one!

    • Cathy says:

      Oh yes, there is that as well – we have just replaced the timbers in a couple of benches and they have all been repainted over a period of weeks, brought inside out of the inclement weather

  2. rusty duck says:

    So maybe there’s a low retaining wall going around that soil? Or maybe a red brick road?

  3. Alison says:

    Oh boy, a project! I love projects. I have a few ongoing right now too.

  4. Christina says:

    Nothing sounds more exciting than a project!

  5. I love bricks, so much you can do with them, so versatile. Will look forward to seeing what occurs!

  6. Exciting! looking forward to seeing what you do.

  7. croftgarden says:

    Another project? There is obviously an epidemic. Every time I think it’s safe to ander around the garden or read your blog another project seems to appear out of the ether.

    • Cathy says:

      I shall be sorry if a time comes when projects no longer seem to appear out of the ether… or perhaps in 10 or 15 years time I will feel differently… πŸ˜‰ And this is a juicy one…

  8. We got a load of bricks from a neighbor when we first started our garden. I love having all those things that make one’s garden special and a reminder of neighbors and friends.

    • Cathy says:

      Oh indeed, and he would have taken them to the local dump if we hadn’t had them. Like the soil from his skip, this is the sort of opprtunity that creates a project that didn’t even exist before – this time though, it’s just brilliant timing!

  9. johnvic8 says:

    Looking forward to see what will transpire in your garden. I do hope you will go easy on the Golfer.

    • Cathy says:

      It will be revealed all in good time, John – and I cannot take responsibility for the Golfer’s desire to please me at all times (well, most times!)… πŸ˜‰

  10. Cathy is like a novel by Agatha Christie: all clues until the finished project is discovered instead of the murderer. Let’s see there are bricks, you work outside because you can not do anything with rain. Masonry? I think so, it’s the only way to connect the bricks or bury them in the ground, but that would only serve for one brick. Masonry yes. But for what? If the bricks you have Cathy are all that you have taught us, the project is small but not that impressive. You have alluded to the visits this summer. Will not you use them to delimit the roads? Cathy excuse me for all the clues I’ve given. Sorry I’ve been carried away by Hercules Poirot. I am sorry. Greetings from Margarita.

  11. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Those are some dandy bricks. I can’t wait to see what project comes from them. It excites me to just think about a project. Go Golfer…

  12. Chloris says:

    Cathy, my dear you are incorrigible. How wonderful having another project on hand. Positively life-enhancing. Can’t wait to see it.

    • Cathy says:

      I had nearly forgotten just how life enhancing it can be – so glad you understand, Chloris πŸ˜‰ ps and I am quite happy to be considered incorrigible

  13. Oh you are a tease. I love a good project. I will await your updates.

  14. Alison C says:

    How exciting, I can’t wait to see. I love it when we just have an idea and dive right in. Luckily MrC agrees and, as you say, the best ideas sometimes come like that.

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