• artistic licence

    Looks like a peruvian corrugated tin toilet block but you get the gist…. Nice to see it in 3D

  • Self Build – Lego style

    Thought we would try a lego model of the self build shelter – hmmmm

  • Plotting and Planning

    So – are we decided about exactly WHERE then? Starting to dig the foundations of the straw bale shelter – It feels so good! It’s really happening!

  • Straw Bale Build Planning Day

    Tues 26th Jan How fantastic! We have had a real Boot-Up! Day today. We had Ryan join the team. And Jo has come along to supervise the straw bale build. Rory is here too. He is helping out with gathering materials and harvesting wood as well as everything else!

  • Is it spring?

    Minus -5 deg, ice in the bucket and frost on the ground. But the fruit trees are budding. A sure sense of hope. How wonderful nature is.

  • Seedlings

    The herb seeds planted before Christmas have sprouted and need pricking out already. Parlsey, Thyme and Rosemary. Basil was the least successful. They must be tough to have survived the freezing temperatures over the last few weeks. It was minus -10 degrees down in the valley one night last week. Unheard of in Cornwall!

  • Plans!

    January 22nd The plans for the straw bale shelter arrived today This is so exciting

  • Weird weather

    It seems bizare to think that only a week ago there was snow, and now we have emerging bulbs in the garden! I guess thats what you expect from a Cornish season, weird weather!! Today I planned out some of the photographs I plan to make some information and education boards with, will keep you […]

  • Freebie

    Found this bag of bulbs dumped next to the dustbins at home. Will plant them and see what they come up as!

  • Bright Idea!

    Looked in the bucket of bulbs gifted to us from the garden centre and noticed some were sprouting! Though I had better plant them up. 3 pots and 1 growbag later – Hey Presto! Look forward to the sunny delight.

  • Job well done

    Sat 16th Jan. Spent the morning carrying 50 fence posts and 10 rails up the hill to the garden. Was worried about the wood being left in the car park, vulnerable to opportunists. Hard work. Good exercise.

  • Thinking about things

    Thinking about our small but growing community at the garden. The value of the current team members is priceless, the love and interest they show is so welcome and so heartening. The garden feels a safe and happy place. The ideas and discussion are always interesting and the polyHQ-discussions always useful. We laugh, we smile, […]