A really nice day today tidying up the back end of the garden.
First we broke the previously felled tree into small bits which we piled up in a nice cosy looking corner perhaps for some wildlife to use? Then I rediscovered the path along the back of the garden with the help of a spade and grrrr…
Then we got riddling again, sieving the soil from the middle of the garden, back onto the rear bed…
All we need now are some little winding steps leading up to the rear bed. Maybe next year!
…with a twiggy covering to stop them from being eaten.
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With the concrete cleared from the front of the house, Angela kindly helped me fetch sixteen more bags of free compost from Hackney Downs Park and Liz started to make a lovely path.
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Outside the front of the house is lots of boring nasty concrete which has been covered in layers of builders junk for the last few months whilst the basement flat has been being gutted and rebuilt.
After seeing the mischief going on in the back garden my landlord gave me permission to work on the front garden – I am not sure if he realised quite what I had in mind :-)
With a little help and instruction from Dean and the purchase of a lovely new sledgehammer the concrete didn’t stand a chance…
Hackney Council charged me £35 to take away all of the bagged concrete which was paid for by my landlord. Happy days.
It was wet, it was cold, it was 4th december and the camera ran out of battery… armed with a bow saw and a bit of grrrr the tree stood no chance.
For the record, the tree was crowding out the plum tree, fighting a losing battle with ivy and blocking much sunlight to our main bed so it had to go.