Tag Archives: repairing an artificial stream

Rocky III (or maybe IV)

It may be that everyone who has a pumped stream or water feature in their garden has on-going maintenance issues, or it may be down largely to the initial construction – but as I was the designer/QS/foreman/labourer for the job … Continue reading

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Drops of Snow

After Sunday night’s below zero temperatures and scraping required on the cars in the morning we were expecting a similar night yeterday. Temperatures rose overnight though and we awoke to rain, which gradually got heavier before turning to sleat, then … Continue reading

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Roof With a View

After reading about Christina’s ‘long view’ a few days ago, it occurred to me that if I could just about make out the Golfer from the bottom of the garden when he was up the scaffolding mending the roof, then … Continue reading

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Streaming Content

It has been a cooler day today following the mildness of the last week or so, but after rain on Monday it was bright and clear so I took stock on my ramble and had an hour or two’s pottering … Continue reading

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A Young Woman’s Fancy

In the spring a young man’s fancy may lightly turn to thoughts of love, but in autumn this not quite so young woman’s thoughts, now that the smaller outstanding jobs have been caught up with, reluctantly turn to attending to … Continue reading

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Seascape: the Blue Gravel and Shell Project

So, the blue-gravel-and-shell project is completed, in the form of a seascape mural on the back wall of the shed extension – see under The Garden tab for more pictures and details of its construction. I am quite pleased with … Continue reading

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Battle Zone

Alas, the military campaign continues, and despite lifting the edges of the liner where¬† exposed yesterday the water level of the stream still dropped rapidly, although perhaps not quite as quickly as before. There must therefore be a leak somewhere, … Continue reading

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Now You See It……

A week ago, we were brushing past dog rose and the watchful eyes of a hundred or so starlings to get to the chickens; the bit between his teeth, the Golfer systematically chopped and shredded the former, uttered a few … Continue reading

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Starling Work

With some forecasters suggesting a rather cooler day for this part of the UK I found myself last night half-forming ideas and schemes to keep up my sleeve in preparation for more conducive gardening conditions – I must do it … Continue reading

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A Patch on the Old One

The Golfer has finished patching up the roof of the ‘bus shelter’ and I have finished patching up the stream, both functioning as good as new again. Not that the roof of the bus shelter was leaking, but the timber … Continue reading

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