Our neighbour on our south side was working in her garden today - another lovely summer's day. She said to me over the fence ... somewhat hesitantly ... "Uh, excuse me ... but what is that big black tent-like thing in your back garden? It looks like a crime scene where the forensic people are looking for a body in the garden!" (Especially with fork and shovel sitting there!)
No, it is a pile of polythene blocks which are going to be used to insulate the house. The panels are to be secured to the 4 outside walls then a mesh goes over them and lastly they are finished with a coat of roughcast plaster.
Meanwhile the little vegetable plot is coming on a treat! We are going to be eating lettuce as of today ... along with some radishes. There are 3 varieties of lettuce - cos, oak leaf and rocket. In the upper left there is a row of sweet peas planted along the edge with bamboo canes for them to climb up.
This is the rocket and it has a real peppery taste which I particularly like. The radishes I pulled were small, hard and tasteless! Oh well, once they come out I will replace the row with some cabbage seedlings which I have in growing in 2 seed trays.