Tuesday, July 10, 2012


You know that disastrous fire in BUT I TOLD YOU LAST YEAR THAT I LOVED YOU?  That happened to Dave and me. And here is a picture of me with half of the things we retrieved from the ashes. I’m showing it to you, not because of the things, but because it’s the only photo I can find which shows how high and dark our front hedge used to be. (Though it doesn’t really show you how high it was.)

Anyway… we put up with that hedge for 15 years, until last autumn we decided the 50 year old escallonia had suffered too much from the last cold winter, and it would not recover, and we would prefer a view.

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Dave started work last October…

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Today it looks glorious, and we wondered why we didn’t do it years ago. I sit in the sun in front of the house and look at the view and feel like a queen. Well, I would do if it would stop raining…


lyn said...

How beautiful. I'd sit & look at the view too if I had one like that! Hope the rain stops soon.

Sue Hepworth said...

Thanks, Lyn. The forecasts say it is going to go on for weeks, though.

Anonymous said...

He's done a lovely job, Sue!

Anonymous said...

Last message was from me, Shafia x

Sue Hepworth said...

He did do a lovely job. And it was hard work. That root took two days to dig up. I was swanning about in California at the time.