Now where was I? oh yes the garden room, well the brick work is now completed and next stage is the interior walls and insulation. The garden is a mass of wood, celotex and cable. The paths are covered in brick dust rubble and little piles of builders sand seem to collect in every corner. I sweep and water but the dust is still everywhere! Anyway to be honest sitting on the patio in the sunshine in this lovely hot weather is not an option due to multistorey wheelbarrow arrangement, various bits of discarded wood, cement board and polystyrene. The table chairs and barbecue which have been piled up to create a much needed workshop area for the builders working inside the house and on the Garden Room. I will be very relieved when I can pick the mange tout without having to balance on one leg on a wobbly board taking care not to fall onto the piles of tools which are piled up alongside the greenhouse. Dusty garden, dusty house my feet feel yukky, most of the time.. It is important I remember to change between the flipflops I wear in house to the rather tatty deck type things I wear outside as the hens love to peck at my toes, my squealling causes much clucking and feather flapping.
I must start with a huge very sorry, for the lack of posts. There has been quite literally major earthworks in the garden and house for the last two months. First was the arrival of the hens, gorgeous girls and the construction of their coop and run, I will tell you more about that at a later date. Then it was decided that the area at the bottom of the garden (remember the sunless spot where the greenhouse started) should be the home to a brick built, fully insulated garden room! This room with a glass front overlooking my garden, will be a listening room for the master of the house, a place to enjoy his hifi/music stuff, lucky boy eh?
As I type from the loft I can see the short but very tough builder who is putting the final few bricks in place…. But I must take you back to when this garden room was at its planning stage I was assured that my plants would be safe don’t worry they all said…….. Oh but oh we will need that bit of garden to work in too, pointing to my newly planted beds of spinach, chard and all manor of herbs, apparently they had to be moved. I had just dug up the whole lawn and created a sweeping path towards the chicken area (I will take some pictures to show you) so I squeezed all these extra plants in here there and everywhere.
Well then they came…. first job to dig up and lay the foundations, I came home to a radio on my beetroot and the contents of my shed on my courgettes and tomatoes. the poor rosemary completely flattened underneath the cement mixer, which was nice.