Due to a slight change in plan, last weekend we transplanted the third raised bed from it’s old position, to move it next to it’s siblings.
The Onions, and Spring Onions were moved to the middle bed, the lettuce was eaten, the Spinach moved to the bed on the right, and the Kale and Cabbage etc we abandoned as it’d been eaten by blumen Pigeons and never stood a chance. Anyone got an air rifle I can borrow – I fancy Pigeon Pie.
Sadly this patch of lovely grass has to go -the patio is past it’s best, the slabs need replacing as they are either split and/or the surface is eroded and retains stains and dirt. There is not a piece of pointing left in the whole area – and it is the trip-hazard equivalent of the Devils Causeway.
Not so good when (a) you are learning to walk (b) a bit wobbly through one too many Pimms Number 1’s.
The alternative was to remove, dispose of, then lay a new patio – all of which would have cost more, and have a larger environment impact than a decked area which will eventually biodegrade.
To improve the Energy Effiency of our house – we’re replacing the back patio door with one that has better thermal properties complete with some Low-E glass. This should help our heating bill next winter.