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Open plan garden

7 September 2004

Yesterday's PaD certainly seems to have been a success. This has left me with a problem, however - how to maintain that standard. Well, this occupied my mind for all of a couple of seconds as I whipped out my camera to capture the images that are to make up today's PaD. No golden sunset; no silhoutted fishing rods; no reflections off of cars and no sunbeams. Instead, you are getting a building site, or, to be more accurate, images of my back garden. You may recall me mentioning before that a developer has built houses on a piece of land behind my house, and you may also remember me telling you that they seem to have forgotten about them. Well, today they remembered, and they came and ripped down my old fence and all the Russian Vine that was holding it up. Tomorrow they return to erect an 8 foot fence along the property line, and will also build a driveway into my garden. The fence I am getting for free (along with regaining about 100 sq ft of my garden from the vine), the driveway I have to pay for. The best thing about it, though, is that they will not need to cut down the hawthorn tree at the end of the garden (even although it is on their land). They say their decision to leave the tree is a goodwill gesture to protect my privacy - I think it has more to do with the large cheque they are getting for providing me with an access point and right of way. Still, whatever their motive, I get my driveway, a new fence and more garden. Not a bad deal, I say. CLICK HERE to see what it was like before the digger hauled my fence and vine away.

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northstar3708-Sep-2004 09:19
a few Leylandii could go in there ;-)
Zak08-Sep-2004 08:00
laine8208-Sep-2004 01:16
Oh, now I remember what suburbia looks like...:>) Look forward to seeing the finished product Stewart.
Robin Reid08-Sep-2004 01:02
I'd be a bit upset about all that... sounds like you are okay. I look forward to seeing the results of their work.
Larry Ahern07-Sep-2004 23:58
Happy digging:)
Gayle P. Clement07-Sep-2004 23:40
I look forward to seeing the finished product.
Jude Marion07-Sep-2004 23:39
And there it was ... gone!
So I guess next year you will have some lovely flowers to photograph in your new found garden to share with us, eh? ;o)
Herb 07-Sep-2004 23:25
Good luck with the new fence and driveway.
Anne Young07-Sep-2004 23:17
Glad you're getting something good out of it!
Karen Leaf07-Sep-2004 23:09
Wow, Stewart, seems like your work never ends! Glad to hear they won't take the tree, and look forward to seeing your new garden next spring.
Guest 07-Sep-2004 23:03
Nice mess! And I missed your PAD yesterday (bloody DIY - old houses eh!) but it's a corker.