greenhouse (contd) & black gold

A trip to the glazier sorted out the broken panel and after a lot of pinging of fiddly wire springs and throbbing fingers the greenhouse is fully glazed – & washed inside and out. A kind addition to the ebay purchase was a set of four shelves, which is wonderful as it means there is no need to get staging and will allow more growing space.

And to make me even happier, my very kind friends recently delivered a surprise load of wonderful ‘black gold’ – rotted horse dung from their equestrian mum’s fields. What a gorgeous present! I spread some on the greenhouse growing surface and made 2 narrow pathways with my beech leaf mould – and mulched the quince tree and James Galway rose with some more. Precious stuff.

And the last of the flower sprouts – delicious and beautiful. Must grow lots more this year.


About Ruth Paris

Leadership & executive coach, based near Farnham, Surrey, UK. Love my garden and organic allotment / potager.
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5 Responses to greenhouse (contd) & black gold

  1. plot34 says:

    Good job. Happy growing 😄


  2. Rae says:

    That looks splendid HP!What a major development! Well done!


  3. philipparees says:

    That ‘precious stuff’is harder and harder to find. I know because I have tried! I used to have local equestrians but like me muscles and money evaporated! The bagged ‘manure’ is NOT THE SAME! My roses tell me so.


  4. Ruth says:

    Yes, I am very blessed to have such generous friends – with horses and organic provenance… my sister in Spain has the opposite problem; too much horse effluent and insufficient demand for it. Oh for teletransportation.


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