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Thanks Dave Morgan - thought as much, but needed to be sure. The stepping stones sound like a fabulous idea!!!
Could you cut the trunk down to the right height and use it as a 'pedastal base' for a table, and get some sort of 'table top'
Am going for a hobbit house star gaze lily. I want to make the little space I've got rather magical...I'll have the local kids thinking I have fairies at the bottom of the garden at this rate...
Ooops sorry, hi Sessi, pleased to meat you.
I do like your photo tho....altho the roots on my tree would prohibit me from doing this and the trunk is very wide also
I've just scanned quickly over the posts, so forgive me if anyone has mentioned "heave" before. If the tree is removed, all the water which it used to soak up from the ground, and that'll be a lot of water, will be left in the ground, which CAN, I'm not saying WILL, swell up and actually have the reverse effect of subsidence, ie the ground CAN rise.
Seek professional advice , perhaps the Tree preservation officer at your local council. Tree surgeons are more inclined to say , have it out, but the TPO gains nothing from giving impartial advice. Once it's gone, it's too late to change your mind.
As my dear late mother would have said " Act in haste: repent at leisure."
Sounds lovely Sessi, look forward to pics of your garden
Never heard of heave. Will speak to the TPO thanks!
Have you heard of Woodblocx? They make fantastic raised beds that look fantastic! They were on Dragon's Den a couple of years ago, and my wife and I recently saw they had a website. Well worth clicking the link and having a look Hope this helps.