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Demolition Time when the bikes have gone!


Right – after a week of thinking about it I have decided there is only one solution.


I think whilst the garden is empty now its the time to do it and get it how I want it, as opposed to settling for a ‘make do’. The concrete patch in the centre of the front garden is about 15ft square and at least 8" deep so a man who can is coming in to drill it all out! I feel quite excited about it now cause this will finally give me a real garden. My logic was what is the point of spending time and money to get lovely plants in, when the hard landscaping is rubbish?

I know I am the most impatient person in the world -not really a good trait for a gardener! I have to wait about a week until the bikes go before he can do it. I live in the Isle of Man and we are in the middle of the TT races. The whole Island stops functioning. No point whatsoever in expecting anyone to do anything over here next week as you’d have to fight your way through 50,000 motorbikes!

Happy gardening Hamy x

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I hadn't noticed you lived in the Isle of Man,Hamy.That was my first venture,of working away from home..a long,long time ago....I worked for a summer season at a Hotel in Douglas,and loved every minute of it.Our boss used to take us to watch the practise races at 4.30am in the morning ! Falling asleep by the time we served breakfast..!
That is great news about your concrete,it will be so much nicer for you.I would be impatient too..and you can really start planning a whole new lovely garden...:o)))

6 Jun, 2010


Hi Bloomer

They've stopped the morning practices now - it's 6-9pm each night on practice week. I miss that personally cause to me that was part of the atmosphere. Can understand the logic, it's less likely to have sea mist at night and more people will be able to see in the evenings, it's just a strggle to get home if you live inside the course!
I think I'd probably be suprised at the number of people who started work doing the TT in hotels - glad that brought back happy memories!
Hamy :o)

6 Jun, 2010


All I can say is power to your elbow for taking the decision to get rid of horrible concrete = plants are so much nicer.

6 Jun, 2010

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