So this is the inspiration behind my Carrowcrory Cottage blog here, as my other blogs do not cover what I actually do at home and near home.
I am just home so this was the first day for me here in this wonderful warm spring weather. My intent was to do maintenance work on our native tree labyrinth here but I soon got fed up with the sogginess still around and my weeding rug was not doing the trick. I needed a new weeding rug.
There is an unsightly pile, well now was an unsightly pile, of some kind of material that was once our temporary roof until the thatcher came along. Down memory road, here's the thatcher.
Various people have suggested using scrap material to suppress weeds, such as cardboard, but in Florida I used something like this temp roof material and it worked well. Perhsps not the most eco, but it is using up material rather than wasting it. So I cut it up into strips and piled it up like so ....
This is just some of it. i have a mulching machine that does a good job. Maybe tomorrows job ???I was also looking at the masses of new alder tree plants that have sprung up in wilderness parts of the garden.
I have grown to really love the alder tree. They, along with willow, have done wonders to drain our once very boggy land, plus I love those burgundy coloured catkins and little dark brown cones on the branches
Maybe tomorrow's job will be to dig up some of those strays as I do have hedging gaps and labyrinth gaps ... and its still good for tree planting.
Another eyesore is my palette raised bed garden. It has served us well for a few years, but a lot of planks are rotten so I started lifting and stacking some and then will take the best to rebuild some raised beds again as I do not have the cash for lumber ... so why not make the best use of what we have?
... and writing this blog about it may be a good discipline for me to get something done this year as I let a lot go into a mess last year. Mainly due to being very busy with visitors after being delayed by an extended cold wind winter. This year climate seems more normal despite the extra rain.
So I had a good day really and it closed with a hazy pastely evening ...