This project started with last year's chafer beetle damage. Initially I thought I'd take out the grass and plant a native/wildlife garden with three birch trees front-and-centre. For some heretofore unclear reasoning, I decided on a pond instead. So I waited for spring, and then started to rip out the grass. Literally "rip" it out;... Continue Reading →

Wildlife Enjoy the Pond

This is why I wanted to have a pond: enlarge for better view-- Obviously the pond is far from finished, but at least now I have an electrical outlet to run the pump. Stay tuned for the finished product...

Is Your Pine Loosing Needles?

It worries me to see this: Those are dead needles, and on an "evergreen", one thinks "dying tree". But no need to worry after all. Even evergreens lose "expired" needles or leaves. Everything that's living and growing will eventually discard dead cells, and that's what's happening here. The "joint" where the needle or leaf meets... Continue Reading →

Poured Concrete Walls

Poured concrete walls, courtesy of Houzz. It's certainly not the cheapest option, but as you'll see in the slide show below, the effects can beĀ gorgeous! Click on any of the pictures to be taken to the full article, or just scroll through the slides.

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