Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sorry, sorry, sorry: my garden called me

In one week, thanks to two day-long visits from garden men, our garden has gone from this

Photo by Rullsenberg: the embarrassing garden

...via this, this, and this ...

to this:
Photo by Rullsenberg: a clear garden

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!!

5 comments:

George Walks said...

Wow! But what does Widge make of it all??

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

She's taken to sleeping up against the fence!

We've also just had two massive composter bins delivered courtesy of a cheap local council scheme! Recycling and composting are us!

Paulie said...

Come and visit me in London Lisa.

Bring your chequebook.

J.J said...

That is fantastic! You must be absolutely thrilled.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Erm, Paulie I think you may be under the misapprehension I am flush. This would be a gross over-estimation!

However, we are very DIY-inept (to the point of being dangerous to ourselves). Ergo, with most things we have to get the work done and then try and live up to upkeeping! It has taken many years to even be in the position to think about getting other people to help and in the meantime had many DIY disasters...