Today it was nice ish weather (not raining which I like anyway)... so I made some Hugelkultures, sorry spelt it wrong way back.
I found & sawed straightish sticks, some with a little bend in them to kind of weave into each other. I wove them into the ground against the paths, all dug out by the chickens. I only have 4 left now, so less damage.
Then took buckets of earth to the sticks and covered them all. I watered it in to help settle the soil.
I hope this helps even things out in those spots.
I only did about 1 tenth of the paths and borders!
It's all still quite a mess.
The bare soil is now mostly covered in weeds now, which are green so it's good. The weeds can hold the soil from eroding down the slope and put nutrients into the soil for grass to grow later. In a year I think, depending on our Summer I guess.
I had a GREAT FIND this week. 2 nice Grecian style pots, a HUGE terracotta pot and others, on the side of the road for Council pickup. Or me lol. Plus a beautiful Asian style pot stand. ALL in perfect condition, I couldn't believe it lol. I gave the Asian stand to my eldest D and she LOVED it.
I don't think I need ALL the pots (including the 20+ someone else gave me last year). I might put plants in them for Christmas presents IDK. I'm only working 3d soon and my pay has been halved for months due to taking leave of that type. I need to "think outside the square" for presents.
I also plumped up my intended Blueberry patch. The fallen Camellia flowers were everywhere so they went in. Plus more leaves lol and some soil. There's cardboard and newspapers and pizza boxes under there lol! Plus lots of ash from the Pizza Oven. It will keep rotting down so I have to add LOTS of soil now above the borders for it to settle.
I also got large forked logs from the pile and put the fork either side of some plants having soil eroded from their bases. I want to keep this up to use the timber and help the plants.
The green bin is bulging every fortnight but it's just not getting rid of the timber fast enough for me.
I think it's time I just got into the huge piles and dragged them apart. Use the logs to surround trees and I would LOVE to burn the rest...
That first strip is looking better. It's about 1 sixth of the garden.. hmmm. lol.
Time to "put it out there" that I need more plants to suit the Balinese style garden I'm visualising.