Disaster is waiting to strike ! Help help
I was sitting on the sofa (as you do with a poorly ankle) watching my fence waving in the breeze and threatening to collapse when the man came round about putting in a new one.
“Ah” he said knowledgeably “that measures 75ft and will cost £1125. You will have to have it fitted on this side (rather than on my neighbours who had kindly allowed access) and you will have to have 2 ft of plants taken out all the way down to make room.”
Surely he is having a laugh. I dont know what gives me more of a heartattack the cost or the idea of moving all those plants when I am not meant to be working at all (not to mention the question of where on earth I would put them).
What on earth am I meant to do now?
I am tending towards the idea of just replacing the worst of the panels and then getting a decent few shrubs to grow up it to provide stability as the others continue to rot, before taking them down and being left with a shrub hedge. The idea is to a) put off the inevitable and b) try to reduce the cost by around £1000.
A hedge would be more sustainable and green in the long run any way and we could have all types of delicious blue or yellow lovelies like ceanothus, solanum crispum.
Hmm is this a blessing in disguise? I must discuss with neighbour.
- 15 Apr, 2010
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