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The Great Mulching Weekend

This weekend was supposed to be The Great Mulching Weekend in Lottie’s Lot.  And we did get a lot of mulching done. Saturday started out with Scott mowing the lawn while I ran errands such as picking up a wheelbarrow from … Continue reading

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Rain Delay: Plan B

After such a dry winter, it’s suddenly like we’re getting a winter’s worth of rain in the first week of spring.  Just when our garden establishment was scheduled.  With soil moving being the big task of the day Saturday, it … Continue reading

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Colorbond Garden Beds Delivered!

Yesterday while we were at work, Lottie supervised the delivery of the raised Colorbond garden beds that FiMBY delivered: So it looks like things are happening on Saturday! And just when spring is coming to our garden:

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Garden Plan Version 1.1

We’ve done some back-and-forth with Christina at FiMBY to fine tune the garden plan.  Most of the veggies will be in 4 raised beds – they’ll each be a different colorbond colour.  They source a lot of their seeds from … Continue reading

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Garden Plan Version 1.0

On Friday we recieved the garden plan from FiMBY for our comment!  Garden Plan from FiMBY  Raised Bed Planting Plan We’ve made a few comments back and forth and it’s all coming together wonderfully.  And, even more exciting, it looks … Continue reading

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Destruction Completed!

The destruction of the shrubs is complete.  I didn’t photograph it from the same spot I took the other photographs as you’d only see an ever higher pile of dying branches and roots, but here’s the proof: Hooray!  Still no … Continue reading

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Creative Destruction

Well I’ve started the process of creative destruction! There are several scraggly shrubs and lots of feral blackberries in the main space we have for the veggie patch, so over the weekend I started cutting things down and using the … Continue reading

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Our Partridge-Less Pear Tree

The most impressive thing in our back garden (pre-FiMBY) is this espaliered pear tree: Obviously we’re not responsible for creating this; it’s decades old. But it’s gorgeous. It really commands the back and acts as a visual divide for the … Continue reading

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A New Start with FiMBY!

We’ve done a lot of work in our gardens over the years. It can be exhausting as well as rewarding, but we’ve decided to take the step of getting some expert advice in to help us establish our veggie patch. … Continue reading

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