Posts by Category: monthly garden project

Day #2811

Posted by Caz on Friday, 11th September 2015

Day #2811Title: Monthly Garden Project – September
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: The weather forecast has been threatening an unsettled week coming up, so I decided to pull my finger out and do a bit of tidying in the garden. A few things pruned, grass cut and weeds removed. More of a month maintaining the status quo rather than making great progress. It’s how it might have to be for a while until I can afford to get the patio sorted. Perhaps this project will have to run into next year’s monthly shots as well! It’s a little frustrating no being able to move ahead any faster.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #254
One Year Ago: Day #2446
Two Years Ago: Day #2081
Three Years Ago: Day #1716
Four Years Ago: Day #1350
Five Years Ago: Day #985
Six Years Ago: Day #620
Seven Years Ago: Day #255

Day #2800

Posted by Caz on Monday, 31st August 2015

Day #2800Title: Monthly Garden Project – August
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 Lumix G Vario
Notes: It’s the end of August and I realised I haven’t taken a picture of the garden this month yet. So despite this also being my Day #2800 milestone, I won’t be doing anything special as I need to take this one for the Treasure Hunt. Sadly not much more progress in the garden again this month – at least, not by me. The neighbours to my left have replaced their old rotting fence panels, so that side is now looking rather tidy. And I’ve done a bit of weeding – but it’s been rather wet to get the grass cut of late.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #243
One Year Ago: Day #2435
Two Years Ago: Day #2070
Three Years Ago: Day #1705
Four Years Ago: Day #1339
Five Years Ago: Day #974
Six Years Ago: Day #609
Seven Years Ago: Day #244

Day #2733

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 25th June 2015

Day #2733Title: Monthly Garden Project – June
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH
Notes:  I was hard at work in the garden for much of today, despite the sunny weather. At least there was a cool breeze. Since last month’s progress shot, I’ve disposed of the huge pile of rubble and cobbles which came up from the wonky path; taken up some paving slabs and cleared the left side of the gate; pruned the black elder bush; filled in the hole left by the sleepers being moved in April and prepared some more unwanted pots and my old garden furniture to put on Freecycle. I have also had a landscape gardener visit to discuss laying the new patio. I’m now waiting for his quote. It’s the one thing that I think should be done by a pro, as if the levels are wrong, it would cause all sorts of drainage issues near the house. I would rather pay for it to be done right than bodge it myself! So we’re still in the “rip apart” phase. Hopefully soon we can start the “put together” phase.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #176
One Year Ago: Day #2368
Two Years Ago: Day #2003
Three Years Ago: Day #1638
Four Years Ago: Day #1272
Five Years Ago: Day #907
Six Years Ago: Day #542
Seven Years Ago: Day #177

Day #2644

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 28th March 2015

Day #2644Title: Monthly Garden Project – March
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 17-40mm EF f/4 L USM
Notes: I haven’t had much time for working on in the garden this month. But today I managed to get out there and do some radical pruning to this corner. It’s not finished yet but at least I made a start – it was previously overgrown with a Ceanothus, gorse bush and tendrils from the neighbour’s creeper coming through the fence. Hopefully April will mean I can hack it back a bit more. At least I got my shot for Treasure Hunt #3 – Monthly Project – March.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #87
One Year Ago: Day #2279
Two Years Ago: Day #1914
Three Years Ago: Day #1549
Four Years Ago: Day #1183
Five Years Ago: Day #818
Six Years Ago: Day #453
Seven Years Ago: Day #88

Day #2603

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 15th February 2015

Day #2603Title: Monthly Garden Project – February
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I’ve started working on my monthly garden project over the last couple of weekends. A slow start, but there’s only so much you can do during winter. I have emptied lots of large terracotta pots which were just filled with earth and weeds, taken some to a friend and organised the rest be collected by the local Allotment Association so that someone else can make good use of them. Also pulled up some more rotten decking tiles in the corner by the gate (see above), and taken them plus lots of spare earth to the tip. Heavy work but at least I’m making progress. One for Treasure Hunt Theme #2 – Monthly Project – February.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #46
One Year Ago: Day #2238
Two Years Ago: Day #1873
Three Years Ago: Day #1507
Four Years Ago: Day #1142
Five Years Ago: Day #777
Six Years Ago: Day #412
Seven Years Ago: Day #46

Day #2579

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 22nd January 2015

Day #2579Title: Monthly Garden Project – January
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 8-15mm Fisheye EF f/4 L USM
Notes: My garden has got into quite a state over the past few months. This year, I intend to have a blitz each month and do a few jobs. Making a picture once a month should hopefully give me the incentive to keep working during the year rather than just giving up. The first shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #1 – Monthly Project – January.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #22
One Year Ago: Day #2214
Two Years Ago: Day #1849
Three Years Ago: Day #1483
Four Years Ago: Day #1118
Five Years Ago: Day #753
Six Years Ago: Day #388
Seven Years Ago: Day #22