Hi Everyone, you know how I love my garden? Well there is news about it which I am really sad about, but in a way excited too.
We are going to destroy my beautiful garden to make it easier! Why? It all started with brambles! We have always had about a 10 foot wall of brambles on the pathway behind our garden, then 2 weeks ago the Council grass cutter man decided to go into it and practically cut it all away. Also our conifer hedge has died a death with almost no growth on them. We only have a small wire fence, so it became a necessity to build a fence for privacy and security.
Hubby and I had long and realistic discussion about the garden and as hubby is getting older now with more aches and pains than he wants, the 4 foot borders around our 55 feet by 55 foot lawn are requiring him to do too much digging and maintenance, so we decided to add a fence between the neighbours and us to narrow the borders and make the garden more manageable. It has upset me, but change has to happen to make life easier for Hubby. We'll have to arrange something in the garden, so that the 2 men can have a chat, as always, over the fence whilst gardening! 😁
I hope you will put up with my ramblings. I intend to take photos regularly so that I can keep a record, there is a lot of preparation before it goes up in July.
This is part of the preparation by removing all the stones that had been placed under the wire fence by the previous owner. You can also see how awful the conifers look. Although the honeysuckle and the Pieris are looking good.
This is hubby clearing the stones and ground for the fence to be erected on our border.
It also shows, the well past it's sell by date, wire fence, something all the shrubs hid.
This is the garden onto the waste land. He always keeps the way clear of weeds.
You can also see the stones left for him to remove.
You can't see in this photo how the tree grows over next door's border and
makes it necessary to remove the tree to erect the fence in the corner.
All shrubs have been cut back to facilitate the tree surgeons access to cut the beautiful tree down 😞 I have asked the tree surgeon and the fencers, if there is any other way. Yes! they say, don't put a fence up! or leave a gap of 5 feet!😞
On a good note!
More good news, we have the potatoes growth reaching the top of the large pots. Hopefully we will be picking potatoes in a few weeks. Nothing like new potatoes, other than chocolate that is?