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a winter garden

January 10, 2017

last September grandson Iain and I visited several local Japanese gardens

then school happened and soccer and more interesting things

but the school project is due

 yesterday was a pro-D day so time to get on with it

of course it is January and it has been a winter of extreme weather

p1110139the compost box in the background isn’t exactly perfect but….

Dad helped with the surrounding the day before

hopefully the weeds won’t come up through the landscape fabric

p1110140weighing down the fabric meant we could walk on it p1110141Iain did the heavy shovellingp1110142then it was off to the beach for a good rock

the weather was perfect, warm-ish with no wind and blue sky

the tide was in, all the rocks were either too big or part of the breakwater

we settled on three that we could carry – two in the bag at Iain’s feet

it took both of us to carry it up the steep bank to the car

and then go back for the third

p1110144the Canada geese were not impressed with us or their frozen pond

p1110146 we went home to complete the job

p1110147plants I potted up in September will have to wait to go in the ground

this morning we woke up to a dusting of snow and a bitter wind

the weather Gods were kind to us

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2017 5:50 am

    A good investment–you will reap the benefits in 6 months.

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    • January 11, 2017 7:41 am

      Alice – not sure that he understands the amount of care even a minimalist garden requires, time will tell.

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  2. January 11, 2017 3:59 am

    That’s a neat project–I’ll look toward to seeing it progress!

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  3. vdbolyard permalink
    January 10, 2017 12:22 pm

    to think that you can plan and build a garden in january!

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