The first show out of the traps next year is Southampton with Tal-coed. Being that the next few weeks are silly season in more ways than one, I thought it might be an idea to get it out and give it a look over. Of course it isn't large so looking didn't take long. The usual bald bits of green needed doing and on top of that I have a few odd things that I may do. Wary not to clutter like some do, this will be subtle: veg in the veg patch, a couple of Coopercraft tools by the lean-to and possibly a water butt. I pondered the fiddle yard such as it is and wondered if it could be improved. A few suggestions from others include a cassette system. Not my favourite method and then where would you store them? The beauty of Tal-coed is that it is one-lift - no bolts, no other boards, no fuss. Maybe it's best left as a pure breed.