Sadly, however, we had no napalm to spare when it came to clearing the garden of the encroaching brambles and bindweed, so I had to go in and do it by hand.
Since we moved to our current house on campus, the garden has come on in leaps and bounds, mainly due to the ministrations of
Our garden is on the northern side of campus. On the west side is one of the halls, to the north and south are grassed areas of variable quality (the one to the north is mostly thistles and scrub), while immediately to the east (between us and a car park) is an tree-covered earthen bank about 2m high. This bank has some dense undergrowth, most of which is brambles, and over the past few years it has become increasingly difficult to keep them out of the garden; they’re well established, and the access to the other side of the fence is quite awkward.
Now we need to hire one of those wood-chipping machines so that we can fit the wreckage into the car and take it all down to the municipal recycling centre – our compost bin is full! The other option is to persuade the nice men at Estates to come and take it all away…
On a different note, finally got around to uploading the images of the tyre that blew out last month on the way back from