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!