Mid March and the temperature has plummeted, hail, snow and wind!!! Very cold indeed, needless to say a bit of Siberia hasnâ€™t stopped progress.
Not a great deal to report this week and no photos (who wants to see it cold?) But with a further 1.5 panels cleared and the brambles and litter picking done for another week â€“ Iâ€™ve made progress.
One thing I did uncover was a man hole cover (or person hole cover to be politically correct, although I doubt even the most radical feminist would insist on re-naming the man hole to a person hole. In my mind anyone who has the bottle to go down said drain, deserves to be called brave, irrespective of there sex. So perhaps we should rename them brave holes.) Anyway I was intrigued as to why and when this drain was put in place, it seems to be out of place somehow. Itâ€™s an old drain and to my knowledge no residences or works are close enough to use it â€“ perhaps it indicates that there is a drain running all the way down The Line? If thatâ€™s the case maybe The Line had buildings along the way that required some form of drain? Who knows, answers on a post card please.
Back to the digging, Iâ€™ve moved a further three barrows of cinder further up The Line which is starting to make a dent in the really muddy bit. Itâ€™s rebuilding the footpath like this that gives you a real boost, because three barrows of cinder fills about 15 foot quite nicely, which is a nice chunk of work to look back on.
Once all the heavy work was complete I decided to build another process in to the weekly work â€“ setting cuttings. It may be a little early but Iâ€™ve put them in the conservatory to see how they go. I figure if I do 6 pots of cuttings each week of dog wood, shrubby honeysuckle and climbing honeysuckle Iâ€™m sure somewhere along the line Iâ€™ll gain a few free plants. Well these plants grow around my house so theyâ€™re free so what the hell.
Iâ€™ve ready that birds and insects like shrubby honeysuckle and it looks very attractive all year round.
Anyhoo update next week!!!