What’s blooming in July and creating a Garden Diary
It’s time for the monthly round-up of what’s happening in the garden! I’m now into that tricky time of trying to find days where I can work in the garden. For that I need 3 criteria to be met:
- Dry but not too hot
- Have the day free to work on the garden
- Be in the right mood for gardening
I’m discovering days where all 3 criteria are met are pretty hard to come by. Anyone else have that problem? I haven’t had many opportunities to do much this month, and my to do list is growing. At least I managed to plant my tomatoes and feed the fish! Read on for the round up:
How hard can it be to find a statement light???
Any blog followers will know that I recently committed to a house rewire. As part of the rewire, I opted to buy the new lights for the entire house and get them fitted straightaway. However, one particular light set me off on something of a quest. Who knew it would be so hard to find a statement light for the hallway?
Planning a Scheme for the Home Office
Back in May, I showed you the pictures of the room which is intended to become the home office. I then called in electricians to ask about moving the overhead light and adding a few more power sockets.
One thing led to another and here we are, 2 months on and a full house re-wire later! The office got temporarily delayed whilst planning the lights for the entire house in a hurry (see my post on lighting deliberations here and my post on whether to go for a rewire here) and packing up as much as possible to make way for the electricians. The upshot is, I have nice new power points everywhere, but a lot of holes to patch as well.
What’s Blooming in June?
It’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day time! This month I’m relying on the fact that the garden has done a good job of springing to life without much, or even any, help from me. I have been completely distracted by the grand re-wire project, which you can read about here. So the garden has been somewhat neglected this month. But read on to see what’s happening. Isn’t this a fabulous way of keeping a diary of your garden throughout the seasons? And also of reminding yourself what you need to do, which in my case is now a LOT of weeding!
To Re-wire or not to Re-wire?
When I posted about my research into light, I was researching in the expectation that lights would get installed as and when I re-decorated the rooms. At the same time I started consulting electricians with my list of requirements, which was quite extensive…. I was initially just wanting to move the overhead light and add some more sockets into the home office so I could progress from planning the home office to actually doing something in the room! But the job has grown and I have opted for the full re-wire! Read on for things to consider when planning electrical work in your home.
How to Calculate Heat Requirements for your Home
Somehow a whole fortnight has gone by since my last blog post! How has that happened? Well, I started off wanting to decorate my office (see my post on planning the home office here) and ended up signing up to get my house re-wired! There was so much to be done it made sense to do it all at once. So I’ve been trying to buy a house full of new light fittings, choose the location of every power point and light switch in my house, and had to pack up as much of the house as possible to give the electricians space to work. That has kept me BUSY! And it’s let to a lot of interesting ‘features’ emerging in my home like this: