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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.
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.