Posted: 18/02/2016 at 17:43
I waded out in my wellies yesterday - nearly lost them - and took cuttings from the pollarding willows in the paddock and planted them along the stream to help provide more windbreak and suck up excess moisture as our paddock floods at the drop of a hat since the local council "improved" the stream's flow through the next village.
Also took cuttings of the salix contorta and stuck them in a pot of water to root as my wellies aren't high enough to do the rest of the stream bank in its current flooded state.
Freezing here at the mo so no other garden or sowing yet. Apart form walking the dogs I'm sewing instead but we'll be tackling drunken fence posts and then replacing broken trellis panels next week.
Set OH to calculate the paint needed to do a bedroom, bathroom, landing, hall, stairs and kitchen and pantry and it will cost over €750 in Belgium so we've booked a day return on a ferry for €55 and even counting the cost of a full tank for the car we'll save over €300 buying it in Canterbury! £7 a litre compared with €20+ here for the same paint!