Sunday, 19 September 2010

Controlling the wet

Over the past few weeks we have had some wet weather.  The path from the patio to the pond has been quaking with water, so we decided to lift the grass and gravel it over.
So far I have laid gravel to the pond and placed stepping slabs at regular intervals.  This should allow better drainage to keep the path dry.  Later in the year I intend to gravel between the raised beds, but for now I have run out of the stuff.
 There are a few bits to trim, like this conifer that overhangs the path.  The difficulty of mowing the grass on this path is now a thing of the past.
The pumpkins are doing well.  There are actually four of them and three are big enough to make lanterns from.  The skins are now quite hard and they should be ready for harvesting at the end of October.  Halloween lanterns and pumpkin pie / soup should be no problem now.

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