Moving forward with the ‘Back Sheds’

Most of the timber, bricks and tiles were in good condition, enabling us to reuse them. However, this meant that there would be no excuses for taking short cuts. Every piece of this giant jigsaw puzzle had to be salvaged, cleaned and sorted first.

2002 - march - back sheds

Another day on the tiles for John.. .

2002 - april - back sheds

The boiler house floor was buried 4m below ground level under 3m of back fill. Several skips later we uncovered the entrance to the tunnels.

2002 - march - boiler house

Rolling out the green carpet

They say that the lawns and the sheds are in man’s domain. Be careful what you wish for guys.. .2002 - march 02 - gates and lawn

Notice the liberal use of electric fencing. You may think it a little extreme unless you are familiar with the carnage that rabbits on mass can cause in the garden, over just one night.

2002 - march 02 - herb garden

The Herb Garden is a prime target for the little fluffy devils. Indeed it had been a home to so many of them not long before.

2002 - march 02 - rose beds

This was to become a new formal rose bed, consisting entirely of Old English varieties.

Veg beds and dipping ponds

February was advancing in harmony with progress. With the reeds and willow trees removed, the dipping pond was looking rather large and wet..

2002 - feb 20 - pond

Even the vegetable beds were beginning to look like;   like;   like vegetable beds!

2002 - feb 20 - veg beds

 

More sinister plots

Not wishing to pry but, what’s going on next door?

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