Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Tree felling, wall repairing, dog walking

Rowan preparing the tree, note the lean to the left
We were recently joined by Rowan (aptly named) from Treewise who came to fell the two remaining Macrocarpa trees which had  become very unstable since the first of the three fell in a storm a few months ago. One of them had developed a significant lean and we think only remained upright due to the trunk of the fallen tree.
View from the paddock, again the lean can be seen

Rowan had a super large chainsaw.

Unfortunately the video would not upload but here is the fallen tree in the paddock. We are going to have the trunk planked using a portable saw mill supplied by Treewise. We have plenty of firewood from the branches.

The tree felling created a wonderful view of Trencom Hill. 

During some particularly heavy rain part of the dry stone wall in the tea lawn collapsed and threatened to block the lane. Three strong men managed to wedge it in a more upright position but we will need lifting gear to put it back properly. The wall in the tea lawn is less 'dry stone' more 'monolithic stone' some of the pieces of granite are massive.

Tea Lawn

The rose garden is coming on well

Some more general views of the garden, they all seem to feature a whippet!

I thought I'd also start to post some pictures of the local area and our favourite places to walk the dogs

Rosewall Hill

Trencrom Hill

Carn Galver

Carn Galver

Treats on Carn Galver

Fuschia at Gurnards Head

Monday, 21 May 2012


I haven't posted since October and it's now nearly summer. Since clearing the orchard and letting in more light in this part of the garden- the primroses have gone mad-they were stunning in March/April.

I partly cleared the wall and planted some new flowers
 The natural plants in the wall look so pretty

 The camellias were gorgeous.

 I planted some herbs in an old sink found on the top lawn.
 Keiren demolished the old summerhouse on the top lawn, to make way for the new one we ordered at the Ideal Home Show, although building the base will be a challenge.

 For my birthday in March, Keiren cleared a bed and I planted a rose garden. I actually remembered to take some before photos! 

My new rose garden (looking a little sparse at the moment) Hopefully I can post some lovely pictures later in the year.

 Faith enjoying her Easter Egg Hunt in the Dell
Uninvited guests on Top Lawn

 Primroses in the Lane

 Easter tea
 New doorstop for my birthday
 The hacked back azaleas are doing fine.