The location of this house has never really been a problem in the past, as we have carefully managed and maintained the hedge, which has provided bushy green cover through most of the year and a healthy tangle of branches during the winter, so it came as a bit of a shock last year when we realised that a gap had appeared (with a little help from another neighbour, as we later found out) in the hedge and it allowed the neighbours an unhindered view of our dining room and patio area. Continue reading
With Mud due down at head office this morning, he took himself off to bed at around 9pm last night and I was able to compose and publish my ‘Alternate use for knitting needles‘ post in relative peace before taking myself up to bed but, tired though I was, sleep was not forthcoming. Gale force winds were howling passed the cottage and a cacophony of bangs, thuds, creaks and assorted strong winds related noises prevented me from achieving much sleep at all and I was still clock watching at 3am. Continue reading
We have a 60 foot long stretch of native hedge that runs down the side of our house which has been a haven for wildlife and has provided much needed privacy, as the next house along, although separated from us by a road and grass verge, is slightly elevated and set back.