We’re knee deep in building our new house at the moment, and you can follow our project at www.hookgatecottage.com. I’m not just writing about the house build but also the landscaping, which is a vital part of the project. The garden will have to wait until the dust settles next year, but we’ve already started some mixed orchard planting in our field and I’m making first steps at getting some meadow areas going out there too (where our huge heap of spoil allows). Essentially there’ll be three areas; mixed orchard, pond, and meadow. The planting particularly in the orchard areas is going to be innovative and interesting, so stand by for developments!