October 17, 2005

Gardening and furniture

Had a very domestic weekend.

Finally got my raspberry plants in – been looking forward to getting these started. I hope they settle in and get producing next year.

Also dug one side of the garden. We have a lot of Aqualegia (?) in the borders, and it's a self-seeding nightmare. I must have dug up a whole green bin's worth of the stuff. It's a lovely plant, but too much is too much.

Unfortunately that side of the garden is about 60ft long (around half the length of the garden or there abouts) – so I spent a good while digging over a long thin strip of dirt, picking through the bits to get out the roots. Very weary work by the end of it.

I also started thinking about attacking the elder at the bottom now they have dropped their leaves. What with these and the trees at the front, maybe I should buy a truck. I have enough lugging to do.

We have been looking at getting some new furniture recently – visited a nice place called Four Corners Trading link between Ettington/Stratford. Really nice furniture – hand made oak tables, beds, cupboards etc. Certainly the best I've seen for a while.

Only trouble is the price:

Table: £590 – extendable to 2.5m, so would seat a lot of people. Not bad really. Between the two of us we could cover that.

Chairs: £130 each – ouch. So to add 8 chairs would be £1040.

This could be a painful process.

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  1. It's actually not that bad. OK you could get a mock set from MFI or Ikea for like £250 all in perhaps, but in two yeaars time you'll have to spend another £250 for a set. The real stuff will still be there and still good in 15 years (by which time you'd be on set number 8 of furniture, and have spent £2000 on it)

    17 Oct 2005, 13:14

  2. I agree with that, which is why we are looking at that sort of furniture – it's just the one off hit that hurts.

    17 Oct 2005, 13:16

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