Friday, 6 March 2015

...Goodbye....

This post is in dedication to our garden. This week saw the start of the work, I personally have been dreading. When we moved in 11 months ago, we were delighted with our HUGE garden, and after all, its what swung the different area to our "ideal" to somewhere a little further then we wanted. After a few weeks, the mammoth task of cutting the grass started taking its toll. A new lawn mower  later, and hubby finally agreeing to help cut the grass despite his hay fever helped ALOT!! (He has got away with cutting the grass for over 8 years.. I even cut the lawn the day I went into labour with J).  A few weeks after moving in we got the letter through the door stating that planning permission was going through for plans to build a bungalow on OUR garden. Renting sure does has its downfalls. The landlord reassured us it wouldn't happen, how ever a messy divorce with one of the house owners means it is now happening....
 
The start was removing the first of the two trees.... the tree my girls believed the fairies lived underneath.... 
 


Both the trees in the garden are willows, and the girls, especially J loved it when we hadn't trimmed them, so she could try and reach the branches.... I always dreamed and hoped that one day we wouldn't trim it, and it would be grown to the floor, perfect for a natural den...


 
 The garden and tree's were also home to lots f wildlife, including a family of squirrels... many mornings were spent watching the animals fly in and out...


The size of the garden meant we could do ANYTHING we liked in the garden, including having the space for J to have her birthday hosted in it, including the bouncy castle with slide, swings....


 
...whilst still having room to play football if the bouncy castle wasn't of interest...

 
We spent a lot of the summer in the garden, the tree's allowed shade, whilst the open space at the back, meant it was a perfect sun trap too....  im just glad we got to appreciate it last year...
 
RIP TREE.....
 
In the summer, the garden was full of greenery, and it looked so alive. However in the winter its not looking so alive...  the girls wanted to say goodbye to the tree before school, I wasn't expecting kisses and hugs, but the tree got them....
 

The tree surgeon was soon up the tree, and then there was no going back....  the top branches went first....


....until it was just the trunk left. As it was leaning, towards the neighbours, they decided a winch would be best, just in case...


...this is the moment the tree came down.... the house shook... and we now have two holes in our grass from the impact....


Once it was done, it was then time to chop it up....

 
The result was the tree taking up the whole of the back of the garden... this is how it should have remained until the builders rolled in, however the landlord has decided to keep them sweet, and has now removed the branches, and left the logs and trunk for my dad for burning wood... my dad is very happy...


So fairies.... your wonderful home has now gone, and it will soon be under more ground, and hopefully have some nice turf on top...

 
This means no more gardening, for a while at least.... as the rockery will be going too....
 
 
...and all our beautiful photos of summer 2014, will be just treasured memories with all the greenery around...
 
Instead, the start of 2015, will be spent making a new home for the fairies with twigs....  

 
 
 
*Please note, that although this tree came down so the new property could go up, it was in fact dangerous. It was rotten to the core, and dying....  and not really a home to the fairies...
 
 
 
Here is to new memories being made in a smaller garden, which wont take a full day to cut the grass.
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21 comments:

  1. Is ur rocky bit going as well?

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    1. Its all being raised to patio level, with a slight slope towards neighbours tree.

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  2. I'm sure you will treasure those memories for years to come. I hope your garden doesn't take too long to get how you would like! #binkylinky x

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    1. They sure are kept to treasure. :-) Glad we made the most of it. Thank you... I am hoping it will be back to use with as little disruption as quick as possible.

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  3. aw no! such a shame that a bungalow is being built. the new garden will make new memories :)

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  4. Oh that's such a shame. I hope your new garden will bring just as many special memories as your old one. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  5. What a shame that it has gone, but such lovely photos of some very special times. #sharefriday

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  6. That's so sad but probably a blessing in disguise if the tree was dying

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  7. A tree with a long history of fun for your girls and exciting changes ahead too. I loved how the girls took to hugging the tree! I'm sure the fairies will soon be enjoying their new twig home. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

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  8. oh what beautiful garden and children you have. A lovely post to read on a Saturday morning.

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  9. Aaahh how sad. Love what you've done with this post though !

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  10. Aw this post made me very sad, I felt for that tree! And the pictures just made me connect with it :( Your girls definitely seemed to love it! But here is to new memories!

    Ree // Coffee with Ree
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  11. aww so sad you are having to say goodbye to such a lovely garden

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  12. my heart actually melted that they thought fairies lived under the trees, how sweet! xx

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  13. How sad, how can the landlord do this to your lovely girls?! I bet it will be strange having neighbors so close when the new home is built x

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  14. Ah so sad you lost the tree, we too have quite a big garden but no tree, and I would love a nice big tree, they are so beautiful x

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  15. Poor tree, but as it was rotten I suppose it was better that it came down now I guess. So many lovely memories to treasure though! Ope you get your garden exactly how you want it soon, you could even make a little fairy garden for the girls with pieces of wood from the old tree? :) x

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  16. Sad to lose some of the garden and tree, but you do have some wonderful memories of it. It will be exciting to work on your new space x #countrykids

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  17. Oh no, at least the tree came down before it got any worse or caused any isses :( A shame your garden is taking a hit though :( Hopefully it will still be beautiful and the changes don't impact too much for you :) Jay || PuzzlePieceLife xxx

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  18. Oh what gorgeous photos! What a shame about the tree, I hope you have the garden looking the way you want it to again soon x x x

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  19. ooh bit sad about your garden being taken by builders, hope you make a smaller garden to your liking. Development hey! :(

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