The problem is that when the job has been done the house will have a very different facade.
The first cut of the gardener's secateurs went straight through the phone wire! The cost of a BT call out is £115+£99 per hour. The gardener did a repair job himself in the end rather than face that bill and it all seems to be working well again.
It does look a bit bare...in fact it looks a lot barer than I expected. Well not really. I knew it would be bare. I am having the window boxes on the first floor removed as well. They cannot be gardened from the windows which do not open on the lower level. The double glazing provides an immovable lower layer and an upper awning opening.
At the end of the day all the climbing stuff will be gone.
It was a very warm day and J the gardener also "pollarded" the old apple tree at the front which had grown up into the wires above.
D had already made the front hedge and gate much smarter last week and ...
the old pond and ungainly tree and