It’s September now and I have been growing Foxgloves, Oxeye daisies and poppies to plant into this part of the garden. I have killed off patches of rye grass to make way for my new wild flower plants, and will strim the long grass bank and score the ground before planting I also have a … More Autumn planning for my wild flower bank
Staircases – striping old paint and un boxing the treads … More Staircases – to paint or strip?
Our sitting room is graced with an ugly, very inefficient fireplace with blackened bricks and paintwork, evidence of a great deal of smoking over time. It’s coming out to be replaced by a wood burner. Nigel has taken off the mantel, that revealed a rather lovely old beam, and knocked out the the large bricks. … More Sitting room fireplace
Decorating the first an smallest room, taking out a cupboard, experimenting with paint and learning about old beams… … More The littlest bedroom
March 12th 2021 We have moved to beautiful Shropshire where our pretty home is an old barn with the most wonderful views of Clee Hill, a local landmark. There is much to do over the next few months and I am planning to log the changes we make to the house. The conversion was made … More Moving to the country!