These cold mornings may have been playing havoc with the garden but the blue skies and sunshine that follow have been some compensation. Paul went outside early this morning with Rick to plant up some lettuce in his potager and then disappeared around the side of the bungalow. Some time later I went to investigate and found him ‘hoovering’ the gutters! He was very pleased with his latest invention - a few pieces of leftover plastic plumbing joints attached to his workshop multi-purpose Vacmaster.
It is very pleasant to have trees bordering the garden but the big poplars shed their catkins and sticky leaf pods all over the lawn and the bungalow roof. They then accumulate in the gutters and block everything up. As the weather has been so dry here for weeks Paul decided it was an opportune moment to vacuum the roof. His new invention worked a treat!