architects

the world of architects, designs, planning and budgets I knew we wanted an architect to help design the

trees

Q. Can you have too many trees in your garden? A. Yes, definitely. We inherited approximately 3000 trees when we bought this house. OK, so not that many, but we have half a dozen rowans, two crabapples, an apple tree, a couple of flowering cherries, a twisted willow and a twisted pear, contorted hazel, magnolia,

heating

who knew it was so complicated? The house only has electric heating. There’s no gas in the village

one month in

It’s been an odd few weeks. When we moved here it was scorching hot. Today’s it’s chilly and

Introducing Number Eight 2.0

New home, new project, new neighbours, new challenges. It’s a two bedroom semi, built using local materials and

fencing round 2

There was a problem with the blog hosting and I couldn’t create new posts. It was so far

uphill gardening

A before and after photo, lest we forget how far we’ve come. We’ve spent most of the past

Rip it up and start again

It’s happening! The builders are here, clearing the gravel as I type. Say goodbye to an unloved, underused,