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Easier without the worry of grass - better still now neighbour 2 doors away cut down the 40ft conifers - more light now :))))))))))



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Lovely .. Blue skies all the way ;o)

30 Apr, 2012

 

:)))))))))))))))))))))

30 Apr, 2012

 

That is great news about the conifers Paul as it will makes a great difference to how things grow in your garden.

30 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks DRC - not sure but I am thinking the conifers were getting to his sewers !!

30 Apr, 2012

 

You don't realise how much light they block until they're gone - I know, we had six in the back garden when we moved here

30 Apr, 2012

 

indeed Sheilar - it may help garden now :))))))))))

30 Apr, 2012

 

We found we could grow lots more plants that previously the conifers prevented us from growing as they not only block the light, but take all the water too!! ;-))

30 Apr, 2012

 

Have to giggle...we had a neighbour at the old house...had leylandii hedge at the bottom. The people on the other side had all their sun blocked out! When new neighbours moved in, they cut the whole lot down. The people on the other side complained bitterly because they could now see their neighbours!!! There's no pleasing some people!

30 Apr, 2012

 

Yes Sheilar a real pain in wrong place

Haha yes Karen first thing I actually said - I adore the sun - but not being overlooked :D

30 Apr, 2012

 

you've got a lovely looking garden Paul, you must work so hard on it, well done, and im glad you've got more light now from having the conifers cut down:-)

30 Apr, 2012

 

Looks wonderful Paul!

30 Apr, 2012

 

it does look really nice Paul...

30 Apr, 2012

 

Could you tell me please, is that gravell cemented in, or is it loose. I am interested because I have thought of doing a similar thing in a part of my garden .... Thank you :o)

30 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you Just Dawn :)))))))))))- amazing how sunlight makes things look better too :))))))))))))

Thanks Pixi and Surreylad :)))))))

Hi Hywel - when I removed the grass I got a flat piece of wood and pressed down hard to compact the soil then on a good dry day layered the gravel on it as it was - it sits on the soil better than thought maybe have to add a couple of bags of gravel once a year and becoming less as it compacts - I don't go for blanket weed - it smells because it holds lots of water - you could cement it but could be expensive unless you have lots of slabs to put down first and fill the gaps :)))))))))))))))

1 May, 2012

 

Looks really good :)))))

1 May, 2012

 

Thank you Paul :o)

1 May, 2012

 

Cheers Mark

YW Hywel :)))))

1 May, 2012

 

That really does look good, good news about the conifers...

2 May, 2012

 

many thanks DD :))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2 May, 2012

 

lovely paul, it really is :O)))

5 May, 2012

 

thank you Sandra :)))))))))))))

5 May, 2012

 

Your garden looks really good Paul, well done.
The conifers don't only take the light but also the water and nutrients from the soil and make it very dry. I don't think people realise how quickly lliandi grow. Much nicer to have different tall shrubs with flowers if they want a bit of privacy.

6 May, 2012

 

Thank you Linda :)))))))))) Yes a real pain - there's still a fair few around , just stupid place to have them in a neighbourhood like ours :)))))

6 May, 2012



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