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Confounding the wildlife [20090802|19:54]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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So we showed our back garden to our gardener friend. He pursed his lips, shook his head, went to his van, got out his strimmer...and razed it.

Domestic bloke waving my pants around.

Look, there's a paved path! Couldn't see it before.

Gardener Friend left the rhubarb. Mmm, crumble.

I've put the first picture up to prove that despite our predations, plenty of wildlife remains. The frogs are still everywhere and the doves and blackbirds are feasting on the snails and slugs. The next big task is to repair the lining of the pond.

In case you forgot what it looked like before, the New House gallery is here. Plenty of work is happening inside the house too, but it doesn't look quite as dramatic as this.

From: pbristow
2009-08-02 20:01 (UTC)
Coo! =8o}

You couldn't send gardener friend down here, could you? A couple of months ago I savagely cropped the trees (multiple!) in the (tiny!) back garden here, to let some actual daylight reach the windows. It seemed to work... But that was before the month and a half of alternating downpours and brief bursts of sunshine we've had. Today I looked outside and there's *masses* of new green growth sprung out in every direction, and any minute now the things will be uprooting themselves and trying to break in through the sash windows and eat me. [GIBBER]

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-04 10:37 (UTC)
It's nice to be able to hang your washing outside. It always smells so nice.

Gardener Friend mostly does his work-outside-work around Cambridge, sadly. Although I bet if you go to your local botanical garden and strike up a conversation about trees, you're likely to acquire one of your own. They're a very practical lot, and own useful equipment for efficiently quelling the predations of urban jungle.
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