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Pyracantha Stump Project Update

I discussed this Pyracantha stump at some length in an earlier post, which can be found here. It’s a longer term project that was started from the most unpromising material. 40 more words

Review: Little Black Book of Stories (some spoilers)

I admit it, I feel misled by the cover blurb on A. S. Byatt’s Little Black Book of Stories. It starts off “Like Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm, A. 512 more words

Book Review

Wooden Giants from Scrap

Thomas Dambo is a Danish artist who creates marvellous giant scultptures from scrap wood. The artist aims to encourage people to recycle. We all know, the rubbish is not rubbish after all. 119 more words


Back to Basics, Working with Raw Material

Now that most of the early season re-potting is over, it leaves me with a little more time to study the collected material which lives at the back of my garden, to carry out some basic maintenance on it and to seek out the potential hidden within it. 241 more words

PDM Founder-exhibitor interview with Nigel Flowers, Managing Director Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK Ltd.

Do you remember the first PDM? Why did you decide to support it?

Yes, the main reason we supported the event was its focus on design, this provided an opportunity for us to talk directly to designers and end-users. 230 more words


My New Tools Continued...

I would have finished the earlier blog post from Friday, yesterday, but was exhausted when I got home yesterday.  I was at Home Hardware with the… 426 more words


Challenges of DIY in the North

The two major issues that I’ve encountered DIYing in the North are the cooler weather and the cost of getting raw material here. 

First…the weather.  As I’m sure you read in the previous post, I do not have a garage and am in the process of converting my dining room (more to come on the transformation in the weeks to come) that is directly off my kitchen (no wall separating them) into my work area for DIY projects.  829 more words