I felt some DECLUTTERING coming on - yes, that word had to appear sooner or later in Live Simply/Simply Live....
I got a little fire going in the bin type incinerator - perfect day, dry and not windy - and started to burn. First the piles of old wood under different hedges - 'might come in useful one day' bits, you know the kind of thing - now half rotted and not even useful to get the fire going. Then the falling off bits of cold frame, then the Christmas tree - that got it going! Then the old gate, then a bundle of grubby canes and bundles of sticks, a few fence posts, a tree stump, and other miscellaneous bits. TWO DAYS it took! How could I have collected that much rubbish in my small garden? But oh, the satisfaction now, and the virtuous feeling of putting the couple of inches of ash in the compost bin.
Next the broken and cracked pots - smashed them all up for crocks - what a racket - tipped them all into the big black ceramic flowerpots that will be planted up with summer bedding.
Now that the slash and burn phase is over perhaps I'll get on with something more delicate, like sowing these Shirley poppies again....I do love them.