Posts by tag: monthly garden project

Day #2889

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 28th November 2015

Day #2889Title: Monthly Garden Project – November
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: A few weeks ago, Storm Barney broke and blew down the good piece of trellis on top of the fence to the right of the gate. Ivy had practically destroyed the left hand piece, but I wasn’t expecting to have to replace them both! It forced my hand and today I managed to remove both bits of broken trellis and put up these new ones. I also heavily pruned the Choysia bush in the left border and added two bamboo log rolls around the shrubs to keep them off the grass in preparation for digging it up. It started raining after that, so I beat a retreat indoors! And my shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #11 – Monthly Garden Project – November.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #332
One Year Ago: Day #2524
Two Years Ago: Day #2159
Three Years Ago: Day #1794
Four Years Ago: Day #1428
Five Years Ago: Day #1063
Six Years Ago: Day #698
Seven Years Ago: Day #333

Day #2860

Posted by Caz on Friday, 30th October 2015

Day #2860Title: Monthly Garden Project – October
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Still not much progress with the garden this month – the weather hasn’t helped, the last few weeks have been a bit wet. But I decided to treat myself to a little bit of sculpture while I was at Beth Chatto’s Garden last weekend. These three metal poppies will add a lovely splash of colour, even on dark, dingy days. It’s also the County Flower for Essex (there are some surprising entries in that list!) which seemed appropriate. Perfect for Treasure Hunt Theme #12 – Monthly Project – October.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #303
One Year Ago: Day #2495
Two Years Ago: Day #2130
Three Years Ago: Day #1765
Four Years Ago: Day #1399
Five Years Ago: Day #1034
Six Years Ago: Day #669
Seven Years Ago: Day #304

Day #2764

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 26th July 2015

Day #2764Title: Monthly Garden Project – July
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 Lumix G Vario
Notes: I wish I could report progress has been made this month, but sadly it seems to be going backwards. The initial quote for the patio came in ridiculously high, so he’s not going to get the job! I now need to find some alternatives for other quotes. In the meantime, it’s been raining, the weeds and lawn are growing fast. Today was the last day I had a chance to do any gardening as the last week of July is very busy with other things – sadly it bucketed down all day so I took this by gingerly poking my camera out the back door! Hopefully August will see some movement in the right direction.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #207
One Year Ago: Day #2399
Two Years Ago: Day #2034
Three Years Ago: Day #1669
Four Years Ago: Day #1303
Five Years Ago: Day #938
Six Years Ago: Day #573
Seven Years Ago: Day #208

Day #2701

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 24th May 2015

Day #2701Title: Monthly Garden Project – May
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes:  I’ve managed to get quite a lot done in the garden over the Bank Holiday weekend. I started off by thoroughly clearing the corner on the left of the gate. Then I cut the grass (I had to strim it first, it was nearly up to my knees). Finally, I got to work with the crowbar and lump hammer and took up most of the not-so-straight path to the gate. It’s going to be a big job getting rid of the rubble, but I will try to clear it gradually. Great for Treasure Hunt Theme #5 – Monthly Project – May.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #144
One Year Ago: Day #2336
Two Years Ago: Day #1971
Three Years Ago: Day #1606
Four Years Ago: Day #1240
Five Years Ago: Day #875
Six Years Ago: Day #510
Seven Years Ago: Day #145

Day #2700

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 23rd May 2015

Day #2700Title: Blunt-Force Trauma
Location: At home
Camera: GoPro Hero 4 Silver / GoProPole / GoPro App
Notes:  Time to get seriously violent with a crowbar and lump hammer today. I got the bit between my teeth and started to dismantle the not-quite-straight path in my garden (it was already here when I bought the house), in preparation for replacing it with stepping stones.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #143
One Year Ago: Day #2335
Two Years Ago: Day #1970
Three Years Ago: Day #1605
Four Years Ago: Day #1239
Five Years Ago: Day #874
Six Years Ago: Day #509
Seven Years Ago: Day #144

Day #2653

Posted by Caz on Monday, 6th April 2015

Day #2653Title: Monthly Garden Project – April
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 17-40mm EF f/4 L USM
Notes: We’ve been working hard in the garden over Easter, I was glad to have some help as Alistair has assisted with moving and cutting two huge sleepers, laying slate chippings, adding a bamboo screen to the fence and putting up this lovely granite bench. This corner isn’t finished yet, but it’s great progress and satisfying to be constructing rather than destructing for a change.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #96
One Year Ago: Day #2288
Two Years Ago: Day #1923
Three Years Ago: Day #1558
Four Years Ago: Day #1192
Five Years Ago: Day #827
Six Years Ago: Day #462
Seven Years Ago: Day #97

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