On Location2018-10-04T21:14:59+00:00

On Location


Garden map Wm


An artist I am not, but hopefully it helps you to find your way around. As the garden evolves, so will the map.

The next iteration may correct the apparent backwards lean on the cabin. It doesn’t really do that. Well, not that much.

And the Man Shed may even have a door.



  1. Jayne Hill February 22, 2014 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    and a cute little ‘compass rose”?

    • Jessica February 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      I will put it on the list for v.2 !

  2. Sigrun March 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    I look with my husband on the plan of your grounds. What a garden! And what a lot of steps. A wonderful place.


    • Jessica March 17, 2014 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you!
      I hope it will be a wonderful place one day. At the moment it is just very hard work. I was out there this afternoon, dragging root balls I could hardly lift up and down the 45 deg slope. Gardening on a hillside is ten times more difficult than gardening on the flat. The stone wall terraces in your garden are very similar to what we have here, it’s a good way of dealing with the slope. The vast majority of our land though is better suited to goats!

  3. ehpyle July 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I’m new to your blog and have enjoyed exploring around… most of all, I love that you included a map! What an original and interesting idea!

    • Jessica July 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm - Reply

      Hi Elizabeth, thanks and welcome to rusty duck.
      I had a lot of fun doing the map, but I don’t think I’ll ever make it as an artist!

  4. Ben Dawkins February 7, 2015 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Nice blog! I am disappointed to see the size of the man shed, my ‘man cave’ in the house is basically a cupboard, about we rise up against this! Great pictures by the way.

    • Jessica February 7, 2015 at 1:12 pm - Reply

      Hi Ben, thanks and welcome on board!
      He has launched a takeover bid of my potting shed. On some technical triviality like the Man Shed is falling down. Or something like that..

  5. Autumn June 11, 2015 at 10:44 am - Reply

    looking at this map, and photos of your home and woodland… you have my dream place… look after it for me please. 😉

    • Jessica June 11, 2015 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      It’s a hard slog. But it’ll be worth it in the end, I hope. Thanks Autumn and welcome to rusty duck.

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