Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 12:24

The ash tree has two quite large trunks from just a couple of feet above the ground, so it's like felling two trees really - hence it costing £550!!!  Glad he knocked a bit off for the logs.  However, that does include grinding the stump out - that'll happen in a couple of weeks' time. 

split level garden landscaping

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 11:14

I've been thinking of the old Blue Peter Garden that Percy Thrower created - it had a sunken garden with a pond in the middle of it - but I wouldn't do anything like that without putting in some proper drainage. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 11:12

Anyone heard from Lyn lately?  She's not posted since the 15th - hope she's ok

BOGGY CORNER

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 11:02

And what sort of soil do you have?

Do you know why the area is permanently wet?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 10:57

We don't have any open fires here - we offered the timber to next door who have a log burner, but he said he didn't want to have split it and he'd just had a load delivered - so the tree feller is taking it away and knocking £70 off the price. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 08:43

I'm taking some pics of work in progress - the Tree Man's dad says 'He's always posing so he won't mind'

frost and soil

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:54

Apart from anything else, let the birds furtle around and get at any slugs etc that you may have - putting a membrane over the top just give the slugs protection to carry on breeding through the winter - you don't want that to happen

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:49

It'll be sunnier than the other beds, so some grasses and perennials that like more sun than the ones I can grow in the rest of the garden, are the plan Verdun - mainly southwest facing and with shelter from the remaining ash tree which is in the SE corner of the garden. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:42

The first tree man arrived at 7.30!!!  A mug of coffee has been provided and he's getting set up with the shredder etc.    Bless him, he remembered that I'd said there was a hedgehog in the garden and he's checked that it wasn't anywhere near the tree

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