Posted: 18/10/2016 at 21:56
Had an overgrown (10m long x 3m high & 1.5m thick) privet (well, privet, ivy, ash saplings and elder) hedge in the front garden removed and roots ground out today so have a new project. Will probably build my own trellis to ensure strength rather than put up a fence and intend to replant with a mixture of more interesting shrubs and a few climbers.
I was getting too old to be balancing on step ladders while leaning over with the electric hedge trimmer and absolutely hated the job hence the hedge getting out of control (neighbour away for 9 months of the year so had to do their side too!) Garden now looks 25% bigger and all of it will get full sun now.
20 x 50l bags of FYM on order to replenish the soil and currently poring over plant catalogues as I write.