Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Back of the House

Back of the House

The back of the house is the most visible area from inside, so it warranted the most attention.

Garden Rework

Garden Rework

Doing up the garden, because it’s not like we could go on holiday anywhere.

Minions Part 2

Minions Part 2

Having done the top half of the Minions a couple of weeks ago I thought I better go do the rest. After my first trip to the Minions around I had 38 left to do.

Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall

The old retaining wall was a good habitat for insects but had little structural integrity.

Minions Part 1

Minions Part 1

My first major trip out since the COVID lockdown, with the prospect of a major caching exercise on the radar. The chosen location was over to the east of Biggleswade for the One in a Minion series of puzzles. The form here is that it’s a bit of geoart that draws a Minion.

Big Bed

Big Bed

The biggest of the planting beds in the garden rework. It’s under the fence around the side.

Planting Bed #1

Planting Bed #1

The first of the new planting beds to be finished. Planting scheme selected by Ami.

Corner Bed

Corner Bed

Nothing round the side of the house is at right angles, so this bed fills a weirdly shaped corner.

Oceania and Asia

Oceania and Asia

Trying to rediscover the mysterious mojo after a very long period of not going geocaching.

Behind the Garage

Behind the Garage

A long, thin space that had become overgrown and unloved. Time to spruce it up a bit.

Side of the House

Side of the House

The most awkward area of the garden rework to plan and build, due to the absence of right angles.

The Grand Plan

The Grand Plan

I’d got tired of looking out of the windows at a back garden that was in desperate need of some TLC.