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30.12.15

SHOPPING RAILWAY SLEEPERS AND HERB SEEDLINGS (枕木とハーブ苗の買い物)



It was the coldest morning of this winter this morning.  (-0.4℃)
We went shopping sleepers to a large DIY center.  
It was 50 minutes drive.  

My wife made steps by using sleepers several years ago, 
and some of the sleepers have been rotting, 
which made it a bit dangerous for us to walk up and down.  
So, we decided to replace the rotted ones
with 'new' used sleepers.  


今朝はこの冬で一番の冷え込みでした.
大型ホームセンターで今日は買い物、
車で50分のところです.

数年前に家内が枕木で階段をつくりました.
そして枕木の何本かが朽ちてきていて、
上り下りの際にちょっと危なくなってきています.
それで朽ちてきた枕木を「新しい」中古枕木に取り替えることにしました.

Some of the sleepers have been rotting.
何本か朽ちてきている枕木があります.


This was the third time we visited this big DIY center. 

このホームセンターに来るのは3度目でした.





We found reclaimed railway sleepers imported from Australia.  

オーストラリアから輸入の中古の枕木を見つけました.

We selected better-quality sleepers to buy.
よさそうな枕木を選びます.


And we bought five sleepers with the length of 80 cm.
Just the same length as sleepers in our garden. 

そして、長さ80センチのを5本買いました. 
ちょうど庭の枕木と同じ長さです.

Five sleepers in a boot.
車のトランクにのせた枕木5本



Then we went to the nursery section.  
There were so many seedlings of herbs, and we bought some of them. 

次に園芸コーナーへ移動、
たくさんハーブ苗があって、いくつか買いました.

Many kinds of herb seedlings were being sold.
102 yen each (£0.57, $0.84)
たくさんの種類のハーブ苗が売られていました.


From the left; fennel, artichoke, marsh mallow and common mallow
左から、フェンネル、アーティチョーク、マーシュマロウ、コモンマロウ




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3 comments:

  1. Lovely steps, they are worth replacing the sleepers so they last even longer. A true gardener cannot visit a garden centre without leaving with a least one plant!
    Happy New Year to you both and thank you for sharing your lovely garden with us.

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comments.

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  2. Interesting to see your D.I.Y. centre. Similar to ours but more packed together. Very cold for you.

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