>Dog Proofing

>I have just spent many hours trying to put up a small fence to stop our Border Terrier puppy from tearing my pots and grow bags to shreds. The first fence was demolished in seconds by the dog. The new one has survived three days so hope this is an end to it. As a result I have only managed to get in some early lettuce and cabbage seedlings. The dog also loves garlic so the earlier plantings have suffered somewhat. Still good to see he is such a horticulturalist.

>Thorington Hall and other lost Houses

>Good programme showing the sensitive restauration of Thorington Hall Lodge 25 April 2010. http://tinyurl.com/Thorington-Hall
Started to think about all those country estate houses that have ‘vanished’. Good new book