I may have mentioned an upcoming family wedding that will be held, hell, high water and covid notwithstanding, in August. The happy couple plans to hold their reception in the garden – yes, it’s that big – but I feel the pressure to make sure everything is tickety-boo.
Now, I’ve shared the lawn worries with you but that is but a small part of the planning. What we really need is colour and in abundance. The garage is full of dahlia cornes, the cold frames have enough geraniums to cover Wembley and we have packets of seeds.
Some of those will be liberally sprinkled later in the year but some need to be potted up and nurtured. With that in mind the Textiliste, she who is in charge of colour, has this gizmo to create the ultimate in upcycled, biodegradable pots from old newspaper.
You take a sheet
tear it into strips
find your gizmo
wrap the paper around said thingumibob
seal off the bottom
fills with soil and seed and water.
Yes we have some plastic mini cold frames but these paper cups are the biz.
Meanwhile we are having piping fitted as a preliminary to the long term water capture of rainwater off the roof. The plan is to lay the pipe under the bed, cap it off and after the wedding have the adjustments made and tanking installed to capture as much rain as we can. Oh to be green – and not just the lawn.
And for all Dog lovers out there, some yoga for our sponsors…