Monday February 24th 2014 Tim
Next time I lay down a gravel path, I will make
very certain the path is absolutely essential to the survival of our
species, rather than some random whim of the moment. I'll do this,
because taking up a gravel path to reveal something that has a potential
for tilth is grueling. For years I laboured under the illusion
that all stones float on earth. In fact, amongst stones there are two
classes. The kind that float and the kind that burrow.
Next time I consider the dimension of a bed, I will make
very certain the bed is at least four foot wide and sensibly
edged. All very well looking around for bits and pieces and
pretending you're being organic, or running off to the
hardware store for long straight bits of wood. The
only sensible edging is the hell of mixing and pouring
concrete. Then when everything is set in stone, there is
bugger all you can do about it.