Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Garden Saga Continues

I am surprised that nobody won the test!
The greenhouse has gone
Mark and Sue said they were absolutely blessed to receive this as Sue grows her own vegetables and has always wanted one
We were blessed to know that it is going to a new home where it will be well used as it was in the past

nearly gone

Gone and now the work begins

The old shed on the right is next - it has served us well

The people at the back of us allowed their 13 Leylandi to grow to about 40 feet. They eventually cut them back after they had damaged our fence and were affecting the greenhouse
When Alan began to remove the fence this is what he found
all the foliage had been piled up behind our fence and was causing more damage
Nothing we can do as we don't want to cause a fuss

Today it's time to begin dismantling the shed
I wish  had got a photo of 80 year old Alan on top of the shed roof  while it was dipping in the middle with the shed swaying
I was none too pleased

After a hard days work we are beginning to see the light
as he dismantles it a plank at a time to begin with,
necessary as the shed is leaning over too much

So what was I doing while this was going on?
My hard work will begin when the site is cleared and I can begin planning and planting so for today it was sorting things indoors, laundry and baking of Date Scones and Gingerbread

While continuing to enjoy the Crab Apple blossom


Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

The dreaded Leylandi. They are fine if people will just keep them in check.
Alan would need that baking after all his hard work!

Merisi said...

Your crab apple blossoms are a sight to behold!

So good to see that you were able to find new owners for the greenhouse and that the dangerous parts of t taking down the shed seem to be done and over with!

I did a sort of taking down myself: got rid of my old blog template and became the proud owner of a brand-new template. Still some fiddling ahead, but for now, I am happy!

A wonderful evening and restful Sunday to you,

Schnitzel and the Trout said...

Do your friends and family know what the two of you have been up to....on the roof. I matter what your age you do what you can still do. You are dear not to complain to the neighbors about the mess they left. Not much you can do but clean it up to keep the peace. Take care. LOVE the flowering crab. My very favorite spring to daffodils.

Willow said...

Huh. I totally missed the greenhouse! It looks like you are going to have a larger and beautiful back garden.

Mary Ann said...

The crab apple is glorious, and I'm glad the shed didn't come down under your husband!

Susan said...

Exciting project for sure!!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Wowie what a project!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

I can taste the gingerbread right now. The garden is absolutely fabulous. So dedicated and faithful workmanship shows your passion. Just like our Father.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Your garden will seem a lot more open at that end once the shed is gone too...I'm excited to discover what your plans will be for the area.

I remember those date scones that welcomed us on our first day in England...hard to believe that was three years ago next month!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I don't know how I missed that one. What a difference it does make too. Too bad about the neighbors trees damaging your fence. I know what you mean about not wanting to cause trouble, but it is sad. The crabapple is blooming beautifully for you and the gingerbread and scones look like they will be a welcome treat for that hard working man of yours.

nikkipolani said...

Oh, I'm sorry about all that extra debris. Not a nice surprise. Hopefully you'll all stay safe during these yard projects!

Diane at My Cottage Garden said...

LOTS of working going on at your house! Good job. And that flowering tree looks almost as good as your gingerbread!


Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Your husband is a trooper. And you are a baker! Those scones look so light. I wonder if you serve them with (homemade) jam?

Cheri said...

Your garden is truly beautiful and that crab apple blossom is gorgeous.

Midwest to Midlands said...

Beautiful, the garden and the baking.

Scriptor Senex said...

Oops - fancy missing the absent greenhouse!

I love your orchids and the way you manage to include them in your shots of the garden.

talesfromagarden said...

Amazing how the very obvious eludes us at times! Lots of hard work ahead for you so but satisfying too I am sure,extra space for more plants.....great!

a woman who is said...

Wow there is a lot going on in your backyard. I can't wait to see what you have in mind. So much work, but so much fun. The fruit of your labor will be amazing I am sure.

Have a great week! Wish I could drop by for a yummy scone and a chat.

Lori Zehr said...

So interesting! I wish I had a greenhouse. I tried open pollinated seeds this year, started in little special grow pots on a card table in my living room! Our weather got cold and now the extra large plants can't go out into the ground!

Suz said...

Ah. The scones and gingerbread look delicious!

Vee said...

This is where I begin to catch up with you, Barbara. I have known that I was quite behind and so have saved your posts for a lazy Sunday afternoon. I've brewed a pot of tea and am settling in for a good read. Don't be alarmed if I'm here for a bit, even though I am a fast reader.

Looks as if our corners, yours and mine, are struggling along with the same sort of weather pattern. I note that you are wearing jackets in late April. I also see that you got busy doing something constructive...baking...just as I would do when John gets into something I'm not too keen on. Lord have mercy. I'm so glad that Alan is in one piece. He's amazingly fit and capable, isn't he?!