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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Today I’ve been digging up yet more trees and shrubs, and even tried my hand at some topiary!! I’ve now cleared by sides of the drive entrance into the courtyard, which will eventually get a nice big gate between the two, and graveled. It as previously full of climing plants up the walls, trees that had been there years, deep routed flowers and shrubs, and… well, you can see on the photos, AN ENGINE! Yes, whilst cutting back all the bushes I uncovered an engine! Took some shifting I’ll tell ya!!

I also painted two coats of white paint on the wall of the dormer window, which was previously dark brown. Hopefully it’ll not need any further coats, but I’ll have a look and check tomorrow when it’s dry. If it’s ok, then I’ve gotta do the left hand side and then just the guttering, black paint on the base, and then the window frame to paint and it’ll be finished. Good for another 20 years or so :)

Take a look at the gallery of all the photos below.

Engine found in bushes... Almost everything cut back and cleared... and then I find this ENGINE hidden deep in the bushes that were once here. My topiary on the huge overgrown box plant is also almost complete here!

Engine found in bushes... Almost everything cut back and cleared... and then I find this ENGINE hidden deep in the bushes that were once here. My topiary on the huge overgrown box plant is also almost complete here!

Close up of engine..Here's a close up of the engine I found in the bushes. Managed to drag it out away from the wall, and it was HEAVY!

Close up of engine..Here's a close up of the engine I found in the bushes. Managed to drag it out away from the wall, and it was HEAVY!

My topiary finished, Here's the final tree, about 95% of it cut away, all the surround bushes and trees removed, and a nice 'ball' on top. Well it will be a ball once it grows in the right places next year :)

My topiary finished, Here's the final tree, about 95% of it cut away, all the surround bushes and trees removed, and a nice 'ball' on top. Well it will be a ball once it grows in the right places next year :)

Another pic of my trimmed bush

Another pic of my trimmed bush

Sun setting...The sun is setting and we're just about to take the dogs out for a walk around the garden area...

Sun setting...The sun is setting and we're just about to take the dogs out for a walk around the garden area...

Earlier that day, painting the dormer window wall, Believe it or not that's me, wedged on the roof hanging on for dear life painting the wall of the dormer window.

Earlier that day, painting the dormer window wall, Believe it or not that's me, wedged on the roof hanging on for dear life painting the wall of the dormer window.

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Smile...There you go, it is really me!

Smile...There you go, it is really me!

Side of the house, lovely trees...

Side of the house, lovely trees...

Walking around the garden. As I walked around the garden I snapped a couple of close ups of the flowers that are still in full bloom... lovely colours, even in mid October.

Walking around the garden. As I walked around the garden I snapped a couple of close ups of the flowers that are still in full bloom... lovely colours, even in mid October.

More flowers in the garden...

More flowers in the garden...

Sun setting over the garden trees. Its been a great day, no rain or cloud, and the sky is going red so hopefully tomorrow will be the same :)

Sun setting over the garden trees. Its been a great day, no rain or cloud, and the sky is going red so hopefully tomorrow will be the same :)

The sky was red, but this pic doesn’t do it justice.

The sky was red, but this pic doesn’t do it justice.

 

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