The Three Gardens. Part Five.
This year was the first time myself and my neighbours left and right of me, had our gardens done. Left and right of me both have children aged about three to six years old and with my grandson, in all three gardens all were dangerous for children and adults. So, it was lovely that this year we all had out gardens done. Mine was started two years ago, with money I had gotten from a car accident and my birthday. Both my neighbours had asked Tony, who was doing my garden for a quote, but £6,000 each was very steep! Over three years that is probably what mine has cost.
Tony was very critical of the men who eventually did my neighbours gardens, the left garden was done first and the same men did the right garden. But as my lovely neighbour on my left said to Tony and me, “It’s what we can afford,” Without the money from the car accident, I would not have been able to afford what they paid. Tony said, to me, “The men doing the gardens have cut corners, what it shows, is that next year, the cracks will show and because they have cut corners to dress it up quickly, by next year it will all start to unravel, and they will have seen that they have completely wasted their money.” My reply to Tony, “They look 100% better than they did, for at least now the children can play in the gardens, and that’s the main thing.”
The three gardens are silent now, no Children or grandson in them, but the three, look amazing. I am very pleased with the work that Tony has done. I am also very pleased for my two lovely neighbours.
Tony has given me ideas of what he would like to do in my garden in 2021 and I have already spoken to him about the massive tree that is at the bottom of my garden, that is higher than my house and all the surrounding houses, the tree is not in my garden but on the path, the other side of my fence. It blocks out all the light at the bottom of my garden and when the thousands of leaves fall off it, it all goes onto my lovely new lawn, burying it. I have asked Tony to come with me next year to the Town so we can ask about cutting it down. I did take pictures of that tree about eighteen years ago and went and asked if I could have it cut down, was told, “First you have to pay £75 to see who the tree belongs to,” Well I didn’t have £75 and the person added, “And if it is a protected tree, it stays!” A lady who lives next to the massive tree, I went and spoke to her about the tree years, she told me, “As you can see it has covered half of the roof of my home, we have NO signal inside the house,” But unlike us, she was a Council Tennant and new to the area and didn’t want to upset the Landlord, by complaining about the tree, so she did nothing. Really the tree is dangerous, for if there was a storm and it caught fire, or fell, many people who live very near it could be killed. Our garden is massive, very long so we wouldn’t be hurt.
So, that’s my aim for next year, to get the tree sorted, buy wooden garden table and chairs, get my vegetables planted, and bountiful flowers in their separate hand-made by Tony, wooden boxes, for the very tiny tomato green house about 15” wide, small enough for one large pot only inside of it, for the paths in the garden to be painted in soft pastel colours and the cat pawprints that went into the soft cement, made by Turmeric, for them to be painted in, red, white and blue.
So, see you on the other side, December 4th 2020A.D.