In one week, thanks to two day-long visits from garden men, our garden has gone from this
...via this, this, and this ...
We can take little credit except for the managing of men on site and the writing of cheques. But given our incompetance and the state the area was in, it needed it! Two lots of 5 men worked to clear it, level it, build a shed base, a small paved area, set in a washing post and remove several dying / unhealthy / unmanageable trees/bushes. If we were at all capable we would have slowly done it ourselves. And in around 2030 we may have just gotten it cleared. Just clearing the ivy (from next-door, but she was desperate to have it removed) took loppers, axes, chainsaws and mighty shovels to demolish.
We have hopes for buying some plants and even (eventually) having a vegetable plot - and we can buy a shed - the height of excitement: someone get me to a pop gig quick! Thank goodness Thomas Truax is only a couple of weeks away!!