It’s longer, and over ankle-deep so even at this time of year, we have to do something positive else we won’t be able to do anything without hiring a rotavator or a professional.
The little strimmer that Hubby purchased shortly after we arrived is not man enough for the job, and now would really be the time we’d be thinking about preparing the ground for our veg patch.
The back garden is quite big and there is no way we need it all to be grass, so now that the line’s up, we can start making plans………….. of a sort.
The garden gets the maximum sun to the right so our patch will be running parallel to the fence (ie in the sunny bit in the above picture).
There is just one small problem and that is we don’t have a lawn mower.
Hubby prefers a petrol variety as it means no trailing flexes or running up of our electricity bill.
At the moment, they are really expensive to buy, over £200 so way beyond our purse, but with Black Friday this week we have decided to push the boat out and try to get a bargain.
However, we have nowhere to put one so are also investing in a garden store to house it. That will be purchased on Wednesday because it is pensioners discount day and we get 10% off. We worked out the cost of building our own and it is actually more cost-effective, as well as convenient, to buy one that we just slot together.
Having looked at the state of our finances, we’ve decided to actually dip into our reserve which we’ve managed to build up over the last month or so and get these bigger items now rather than leave it and probably not get them at all.
We have also had a little shuffle of furniture in the house and brought the piano into the lounge, moved the chairs across to the window, and put the bookcase by the door. We went into the charity shop and discovered the £30 single bed frame we’d seen had been reduced to £20, and it came with two storage boxes on wheels. It needs a little bit of TLC and we’ll invest in a new mattress for it, but it means our spare room will be a guest bedroom, though should a couple visit, we still have the sofa bed.