I did it! I moved a trailer load of mulch from the front garden to the back, and even did 50 sit-ups at the end of the day! I am sure I will ache tomorrow!
Initially I thought I wasn’t going to get anywhere as the lock on the back gate wouldn’t open, but then I thought I’d better start with the preparation side of things & clear out the space to be mulched, and maybe start clearing out the bit of the garden where we would like to put our new pergola!
By the time Peter got home with his bolt cutters (phew – it really was stuck, it wasn’t just me being a girl!) the ‘sun patio’ area (Part 1) was cleared and extended ready for the mulch. I’d also started clearing the next space for our next project, Unfortunately the second space has housed a beautiful organic woodpile since I moved in to the house in 2001, so as I progressed further & further down the log pile, interesting creatures started emerging! The best one was a HUGE segmented grub about 10cm long & 1cm at least in diameter. I should have photographed him, but he was too scary! He had an orange head & lots of pincers!! I will try & find out what he was! I did pick him up & quickly rehoused him, but I do wonder was he some monster creature with superpowers developing in our log pile?
Once Peter broke the lock he helped me unload the trailer & we cleared it just in time for dinner. After dinner I tidied it all up & put the finishing touches to my log-pile resettlement project. As the evening drew in the logs got older & more decayed & creepier! By the last log I was seeing things jumping at me out of the corner of my eye!!
I think I may have cracked the image gallery problem, so here I hope follows a gallery of photos of my day!