Colour is emerging from the sea of greenery that the rain produced.
Spuds and other crops are shaping up well in the vegetable garden.
Earlier in the month we cut back a large and prickly bush on the east side of the house in preparation for going green.
In its place we now have an air source heat pump.
It takes in air from outside, warms the house and expels cold air. (And that's as technical as you'll ever get from me!) Workmen were busy all over the house throughout week and the fittings in the kitchen look like the engine room of a submarine. But come the winter the whole house should have a constant level of green warmth which I hope will make the whole enterprise worthwhile.
Of course it didn't stop there because electricity is needed for the pump. So now we have a block of solar panels on the roof. We've gone green - and the sun is shining!
Guess who's a happy bunny!
Rosemary, Everything is looking beautiful after the rain. BonnieReplyDelete
A few days of really warm weather have transformed everything, garden and spirits both lifted! The whole country seems to be in holiday mood and decked out with bunting. Rain is forecast for the weekend - it promises to be a very British affair!Delete
Wonderful garden. Please let us know how the solar panels work out for you. We are considering these also.ReplyDelete
They seem to be working well, the meter is running backwards in spite of my doing five loads of washing each day as I clean curtains and linings!Delete
As long as the bunny is happy it will all be worth while.ReplyDelete
Ah, Doc, you sound like a wise man!Delete
Lovely photos. Let us know how your eco changes balance out, it's something I would love to do too.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping to be comfortably warm throughout our patchily cold old house this coming winter. I looked into the various options including wind, water and ground source heating before opting for the air source system. I'll tell you what I think of it once the system has been properly tested.Delete
Your garden and veg plot are looking very inviting - I too have rigged up netting to protect the brassicas - but the butterflies always manage to get through somehow. Congratulations on going green.ReplyDelete
I should have rigged up my netting before the broccoli plants so thoroughly eaten. I'm living in hopes that they will manage to survive.ReplyDelete
Hope your beautiful weather holds for the jubilee. Your garden is beautiful.ReplyDelete