"We still do the 7.30-4.30 day as above. Once you start working an extra hour here and there it soon becomes the norm. Bit like buying a bigger shed - you can keep going until you have an aircraft hanger full of cr*p.
"It is an interesting report Pete, but there seems to be something missing from the organic
treatment which would have quite an effect on
For whatever reason they have not
mulched/recycled the grass clippings.
"1/ Scarification Should be carried out either at the start of the growing season or the end.
Preferable when it is warm and wet - i.e. March, April, May & Late August, September, early October
2/ Hollow / solid tined aeration Depending on what…"
"We scarified a large lawn this week, it was in a really bad state, we got about 20 ton dumpy
bags out of it. :( - Mainly moss.
We took over the maintenance contract last year,
and realised that the lawns had been previously
badly treated - cut…"
"Scarification we start April or as soon as the Grass is growing well. and done again during the season as and when required
if thatch is a problem heavy scarification takes place in autumn we will feed one or two wks before to help recovery"
Perhaps not a bad thing you couldn't listen to my funny voice!! Anyway, thank you for looking and supportive comments, and yes it is scary.
We have plenty of wildlife towers in the quarry via mountains of discarded wood piles but not beautiful like your construction. Been so busy with work all my gardening interests have taken a back seat but I have plenty of interesting bits and found objects to construct something when I get roundtuit!
I do have a Bee Tower sculpture, my second garden sculpture situated by my studio. I was so excited when I created it. It has hosepipe lined chambers and slate louvres to flash off rain fall but I didn't realise then that bees prefer to burrow their own holes. Lady birds and other small creatures make good use of it though. I like the idea of making something out of drift wood with encouraging nooks and crannies.
thank you for your attention and great comments on the work videos. I really owe the push to Phil Voice. I'd been considering when I read his short post on using videos for art work etc to give a more rounded and interactive view. I've been doing it ever since. My client's love it when I surprise them with a work in progress video update (so far). I'm even adding talk over now. Still feeling nervous and clumsy but getting better with practice. Here's my latest mid development of current work
Thanks for your positive comment on my mown path photo. It can be chilly on that site but the views which include the Bell Rock Lighthouse on the horizon ARE fabulous. Good to see your photos, I love Devon too and not being a native Scot am often home sick.
Thanks John, I cannot say too much at the moment but can state that from networking on the LJN could well have improved my life beyond my best expectations. Hope all well in Torquay according to my Mother in Law you have had much better weather there than we have.
John - never made it to the park - bloody half marathon was on on Sunday morning so transport was knackered - got to see Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and Casa Batllo though so got plenty of inspiration!! Great city - definitely going back sometime!
Hope we can rally the support for this association - I'm enjoying your comments!!
Haha - John I look forward to meetin you for a pint one of these days...and teaching you some decent patter!! I have SketchUp 7 but I am versed in the skills of other software I've been using which, in my opinion is far more in-depth that SketchUp - although SketchUp has a few features unavailable to mine, but I can import SketchUp objects which is neat.