Sparrowhawk's somewhere else, but today 3 kestrels circling high above our house. As if we were in the countryside. Well OK, "my" garden is mini-countryside, maybe they know that.
Got 5 big buckets of moss today, 1 from a mate, 4 from a deserted house, and out to get more.
Mostly fairly bright green. The house had 4 medium natural stones, 3 with bright moss on them.
Couldn't carry them, but I placed them where I can get them easily another time.
Putting stone growing moss all around the house, especially all the places where neighbour had been (illegally here) pouring vinegar on to. And under the buxus to give a Japanese flair.
So that's all well on it's way.
Then wondering about some bare ugly stone walls I realized I was throwing new branches I'd cut off next to them, and I'd been wondering anyway where I can put dead wood fences in such a small garden. In front of the walls! Save me waiting for ivy (which'd put more cracks in the walls) or wine (beautiful in autumn, more boring than ivy in the winter). Can't find anyone having tried this, maybe something new. Costs nothing. Saves me cutting up the branches and sticks. And I love the flexibility. I can take it down and move it somewhere else inside of "half an hour". Ha!
A video I watched showed 3 elegant deadwood modules: a deadwood wall so solid you can walk on it, a deadwood fence, and a deadwood pyramid with a "beetle cellar" (big hole under the pyramid, filled with more deadwood)....
Just read up on ivy: It does create and increase crevices in walls, but not in trees, unless it gets too big. So instead of what my gardner mate said (and started doing) today, I'm go to let it grow on our cherry, just keep it in check.
Thought today I can leave food and stuff in the lower part of the planting table for a bit, what with the good weather. But needed a much longer break than expected, actually forever. My wife called me to come and see our squirrel feating on the rest of my muesli. Also saw it near the soy flakes I can't stand any more, which have recently found someone or vice versa.... 👐