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Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - steps up to the Ha Ha lawn are completed

Tom Winnifrith
Sunday 30 January 2022

As we used lime mortar, the pink stuff between the Sandstone will eventually, it being Wales, dry and turn almost white. What I could really do with is a week long dry spell so that the last puddle disappears from the lawn and we can then level it off, filling in the slight dips that allowed two puddles to form, And then we can level out the barn side bank at the front of this picture with earth lapping round the edge of the steps so that they are invisible from either end and grass over the remain bit of the construction.  There are some weeds to remove with poison, a bit of reseeding on the river side of the lawn and we are there.  Next up…

A bit more tree planting. This is nothing to do with the Queen’s celebration. Both the Mrs and I are staunch republicans. But as part of my weekend walk I mapped out where three chestnuts and three mulberry trees will go – all in the upper field in the top left of this photo, what will be the goat paddock. And then I shall be moving onto the riverside and some more apple trees and quite a few oaks. Local bimbo Eleanor Farr will be proud of me. Watch this space… 

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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