The biome begins to blossom!
It began as a small seed of an idea in our heads following yet another atrocious summer and a rotting defunct vegetable garden.We decided to take the plunge. Cleared an area of scrub, trees and detritus behind the fruit cage and booked in digger Dave to level the site. Then wondered what we’d done as the rain continued and conditions became increasingly difficult.
Biting the bullet we ordered a polytunnel ‘kit’ and began the massive construction operation. Backs were almost broken along with spirits. Eventually the monster was assembled. The next task? Working hundreds of tonnes of sodden clay topsoil chockablock with tree, bramble and weed roots into a friable workable tilth. Tonnes of chippings and sand were added along with lime to produce a neutral soil. Robert hit his wall…but somehow found the strength to soldier on.