And garden to the right.
Down at ground level, one feels like shouting, "Houston, we have a problem."
In some places there is seven foot more garden to have something now done to it. And its at the bottom of a slope. A gentle slope, but still a slope. Also because of the conifers the soil is pretty well dead.
So, yes, we are aware we will have to do some manuring and putting some goodness back into the soil.
But theres a fence needs smothering. Clematis Montana springs instantly to mind. Having used that successfully many times before. The one I dare not suggest is Russian Vine. That is considered on a par with Leylandii by Mike. But I do still have a sneaking fondness for it. Again it was a plant from my early youth. The Family Home had added to its garden a plot of land which had had a house knocked down at the end of a terrace of cottages, not sure why. But to cover the end wall Russian Vine was planted, last seen covering the whole row of houses!
Putting things into perspective - we cannot see the extra bit of garden now created by the removal of the Leylandii, from the house, or from the rest of the garden. But we do want to cover that fence. Soften it.
But just picture this. Heres our sitting out area above. Few glasses of wine and step over the edge and you will be viewing the extra bit of garden! At the end of your nose. So it might as well be a pretty view, as you roll down trying to keep your wine in the glass.
Can you see the road? To the right of the gorse, which edges the field behind us. This is our road to Tesco, to Fraserburgh, to Cairnbulg and Inverallochy. Titchy isnt it!
And on the right of the picture, the Laburnam is just coming into flower.
Today has been a gardening day. I have planted herb seeds. Flower seeds. A trough now has an anemone and night scented stock seeds, the trough under one of the opening windows of the summer house.
The summerhouse is slowly being sorted. All my materials are in the old drawers in there. Sewing machine at the ready. Sketch books in a storage box under a table. Where the side windows are there is a shelf/seat and the one getting most sun now has tomato plants and a home made propogator in which are chillies and something else I forget what!
Its exciting int it.