The Farmhouse was built about 15 years ago by the previous owners. They built on the site of an older and presumable smaller house. So our garden is much older than the house. Some trees that were far enough away from the old house were way too close to this one.
To me it all looks a bit bare now but we have plans to plant a lot of new trees in more appropriate places. The garden designer also came yesterday and I love her plans. We will source the plants and do the actual planting ourselves. We will probably wait a month or two so it is a bit cooler and we have more time after seeding.
Here are some before and after photos.
Before tree removal.
I probably haven't been entirely fair with these photos as one is mid winter and one at the end of a long summer! Some trees haven't gone completely and have just had dangerous limbs removed. I think this makes it look barer too (or so I am telling myself....)
|Tree Stump Near Front Door|
Their was one tree in particular we loved out the back of the house. It was a huge lemon-scented gum. It was too close to the house and branches would land on The Farmchildrens' bedrooms if they fell.
The Farmchildren tried to save it with posters.
|Save The Gum|
We told The Farmchildren that while we loved the tree we loved them much more and hence the tree had to go. They have consoled themselves with being allowed to plant more this winter.
Needless to say our garden is now a huge mess of leaves and the odd branch or two. Cleaning up planned for this weekend!
Speaking of messy - I was a bit shocked about events in Canberra today. I don't usually blog about politics but things are getting a bit ridiculous. I think the time has come to vote if there is this much leadership hullaballoo. Time for an election please. Personally I would like a say in who leads our country. You know - it being a democracy and all.....
Hope everyone has had a good week. Can't believe tomorrow is Friday again. Where do the days go?