|Before work began, although I'd already moved some plant pots, trugs etc|
A major new project has kicked off at HeroPress Towers this week. Well, more accurately, behind it.
We've commissioned a local firm of landscape gardeners - Mary Mary Creates Gardens - to redesign our back garden (to Rachel's specifications, with a bit of input from me) .
Eventually the aim, as well as adding a splash of new colour, is create a relaxation area (a sun trap) in the bottom, left-hand corner of the garden, for chillin' with a few drinks on a summer's evening.
Provisional work was originally scheduled for today, but the weather forecast spurred the gardeners to start a day early.
They came yesterday afternoon to mark out the site and remove the tree by our old shed (not the apple tree, that bountiful treasure is staying).
|Alice was fascinated by the sight of the tree being cut down|
|Progress on Day One|
However, it turned out that today's weather forecast - for torrential rain - was correct and it had the possibly unforeseen result that when we got up this morning, Rachel realised we had a new water feature in the garden.
In fact, it was a mighty river!
|You have to appreciate the fact that we can now sail up to the door of the garden room|
Besides a couple of deliveries today, the conditions, compared to yesterday's drizzle, meant it was impractical for the gardeners to work.
Yet, while the garden may currently resemble The Somme from certain angles, I've seen the colourful plans and the animated video of what it will look like eventually, so a few days of mud and random water features is a small price to pay.