Helen's Garden Renovation Project

Sunday 10 March 2013

Spring temporarily suspended

Filed under: Progress — Helen @ 2:56 pm

After my last post, I had one more mild, dry day, in which I laid two more stepping stones and dug the hole for the next one. The next day it rained pretty much all day, so I went to B&Q to buy more sand and cement. I estimate I am getting through slightly less than one bag of sand for each stepping stone, so I bought four more bags. I was busy all day on Friday and Saturday on other things, and in any case, it rained quite a lot on Friday. Today, however, I spent about an hour digging holes and choosing my pieces of rubble foundation for the final three stepping stones. It was only just above freezing, and we have some harsh temperatures coming up, so it would not have been wise to do any mortaring. At least I am now ready to get going as soon as more spring-like conditions turn up.

Tomorrow, the temperature is forecast not to get above freezing, so I have taken a picture of my beautiful early rhododendron before it goes brown.

Early rhododendron just beginning to get going before the frost tonight

Early rhododendron just beginning to get going before the frost tonight

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