We’ve been working on the gates today and so far have completed one all bar fitting the furniture. We have put up the fixed panel between the post and the wall though, so can get an idea of how things will look when it’s all done.
It’s been an interesting exercise, and I’ve been using Hubby’s drill as well as being his gopher. I could be dangerous putting holes in the wood ready for the screws!
The panels we purchased typically have to be cut to size but so far we are really pleased with our efforts. It will definitely tighten up our security anyway.
We’ve even bought a lockable post box to hang on the wall outside as the gates will be locked and so our postie won’t have access to the front door.
On the garden front, Reginald now has some new competition as 3 beans have started to sprout in the veg patch. We have cheated with tomato plants as ours have done absolutely nothing in the past week, despite still being indoors! If they pass muster, we can put them out anyway, but at the moment, they are looking very thin and weak.
Raised beds will definitely be the way to go next year as we’ll be able to tend to the soil better and mix in some good quality compost. Hubby is thinking of ordering some top soil in due course to give us a head start next time. The clay here is now hard and clumpy, but the potatoes seem to like it!