I’m still looking for a small house with a big garden.
Meanwhile I’m in a convenient house with a small garden which I’m re-making from scratch.


  • Garden in which I can do something every day of the year
  • Reasonably flat platform shielded from street lights for setting up telescopes
  • Pond
  • Somewhere to park my car. Short-term visitors can park in the road

Problems with original garden:

  • Grass. Boring in a small garden, and can’t be walked on for much of the year because of the soil and the climate
  • Paved patio. Too big and incorrectly placed for astronomy
  • Garden shed. Unnecessary waste of limited space
  • Tarmac drive. Impermeable and ugly
  • Very limited beds with humus-poor soil