Recycled Old carpets to the rescue

top terrace retaining wall using re-cycled carpetsSolutions are all around us: in the words of songs and books, in adverts, in the minds of friends, and in roadside skips!

Yes, we were wondering how to stop erosion under a long line of trees planted on a slope when we saw a roll of old carpet thrown into a skip. By re-cycling this old carpet, layered behind a line of oak uprights to retain soil thus moisture, we have now rescued a good stretch of hedgerow.

Over many years the downhill side of this hedgerow had weathered away whilst the root system had retained only the uphill earth. Due to high winds and allowing the hedge row to grow full tree height, many of the trees had blown out or died. The selection of healthy hedgerow species we now have along this stretch includes hawthorn, ash, sycamore, sloe, holly, elder, crab apple and hazel.

So when you walk along the HoBB’s top terrace, spare a thought for what you can re-cycled to good use.

Waves from Grant ~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~

Finding a Match

IMAGENAMEHEREI am trying to match up words to some strange and wonderful existing humorous / brain teaser illustrations and would like a lot of ‘World Opinion’ .

If you have a lively mind you may like to help me, and you will be donating a second or two of your thinking to a U.K. Registered Charity at the same time.

Ollie Tomlinson creates often weird, unsettling yet simply fun illustrations, full of what I see as ‘Storyline’ but he creates no words to go with them . In fact, he says that no words are within him when he’s drawing to help the viewer along. Ollie donated over 100 fantastic drawings to the Registered UK Charity that I Chair, and we are ever working on how to use these to ever better effect.

If you can see ‘potential’ within illustrations and have an ‘alternative’ writing style that could become internationally popular, please contact me. You’ll need to have a slightly surreal mind and probably enjoy the mid-world mix of fantasy and reality found in works like ‘Alice through the looking glass’ and ‘Matrix’.

Waves from Grant ~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~