|The laurel before the chop|
|The holly in 2011|
The chinmey will now survive the winter without being pumnelled to bits in the wind. The top third having been removed. It looks a bit odd at the moment but it will soon push out new growth.
The ivy growing up the house wall was also chopped back and neated up. I watched them very carefully this time .... last time I paid someone to do it I had to got out ... I returned to disaster ... all the honeysuckle round the door had gone too! These guys did a good job and tidied up really well afterwards.
The main part of their work was in the back garden where the laurel bush had completely taken over!
You can see it in the top photograph just above the rose and here in the middle of this photo:
|Laurel before the chop|
I have spent two days picking up bits of laurel and tidying up the rest of the border. I have planted lots of tulip bulbs that we dug up from the allotment last winter (no idea what they will look like as all the colours have been mixed up! Might be interesting!) but I have a large empty patch of bare soil now just waiting for me to decide what to grow in it!