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It’s all been about the boundaries the last couple of weeks with a new fence along one boundary and tree surgeons sorting out the neglected beech hedge. I find myself wondering if this is me staking my territory again now that we aren’t moving, bit like a cat. But if I’m honest the fence was on the to do list before we put the house on the market and in fact the… Read More

The Council of Perfection dictates many things particularly when pruning is mentioned.  However, the Council of Perfection does not work full-time in a demanding job and over commit itself to too many things in the evenings so it will have to except my lackadaisical approach to the hedges. There are two hedges in the front garden both planted by myself to give privacy.  Between myself and my neighbours there is a beech… Read More

The theme for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Beyond.  The idea is that the photo, whilst focusing on something in the foreground should make the viewer look to the background of the photograph.  I had a look through recent photographs and thought that these photographs taken at Wollerton Old Hall last summer demonstrated ‘beyond’ quite well although possibly not in the way the challenge intended.  I like the way the structure,… Read More

If there was ever a book written for an anti-social recluse like me it is this one.  Well so I thought, but actually Landscaping for Privacy changed my way of looking at creating privacy and has certainly given me food for thought. The author, Marty Wingate, starts from the point that we are all living more closely together, that our outside space is more and more precious and that we really don’t… Read More