Going, going, gone.

In between the the heavy rain and the fierce gusts of wind we managed to take down a tree this week.


              Prunus Lusitanica Variegata.

As it stood it was a lovely tree, but it had started to take over my small white garden.Shading out some of my roses and clematis on the fence. So down it came. With Malcolm at the helm, and me holding ladders and mashing tea, the task was performed.


And after several trips to the tip, and saving large logs for son’s log burner, the area is clear.



Yes the ladder did look a little unsteady, but it was roped in.


The immediate effect was amazing, as the sun was shining. So now I need a couple more climbers, which won’t be difficult to find. I’ve already got perennials and bulbs waiting in the wings to go in this corner. It won’t be completely open as there is a beautiful Copper Beech to the left of the pictures, which when in full leaf is truly stunning. Fortunately this tree doesn’t belong to us, so there is no worry about sending Malcolm up the ladders again.


The Beech in the summer with the Prunus behind, just before the autumn colour.


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9 responses to “Going, going, gone.

  1. If the stump is staying, you’ll have to check Pinterest for all the great fairy houses made on/around stumps. 🙂


  2. This all looks very familiar, Sue – trees, ladder, etc. We’ve been there a few times…! Glad it was accomplished safely and what fun you will have filling the space!


  3. New planting opportunities, how wondeful!


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