Saturday 9 February 2019


Today was hedge removal day.


This was a surprise.  Never noticed any nesting in the hedge.

Mounding up the bits to be shredded.  This will turn into a mulch in a few months which can then go onto the garden.  All the sticks that are burnable have gone into large sacks.

As have the now removed trunks.

Last bit down the side.

The mound to be shredded.  It was too windy today to do the shredding.  We would not have much left to make mulch of as it would have blown away!

The remains of the boundary fence, white, have to be removed.  As has the random posts which no-one is sure what they were put there for.

Now open to who knows what.

Next job is to remove the fence at the side and then new fence the whole boundary.  Waiting for the quote......

Storm Erik still with us.  I made it to the Prom.  I needed to escape from the sight of my garden...

Largest fishing boat heads for the harbour.

As the tide goes out in come the Oystercatchers.

A full and tiring day for us all!


Jean said...

How awful, not to mention expensive. No privacy, and open to the elements. I hate to say this, but unless the council put up some solid bollards, won't your new fence be just as vulnerable? Drivers might even take the corner faster as they can possibly see round it more. What a pitty it came to this. I would want to escape to prom too.

vic said...

I went back and looked at the before and after pictures you posted several weeks ago. Does the road that goes in front of your house continue on that direction and form an intersection there or does the road just make a 90 degree turn there? Are there warning signs before the turn that is a very sharp a turn? Maybe drivers are going too fast (obviously) and don't realize that such an abrupt turn is coming and just can't slow down enough to make the turn? Perhaps the road people could be persuaded to put signs facing both directions indicating that a definite turn (not a curve) is happening right there? Surely in light of all the accidents that have happened there and all the damage to your hedge and fence that would be an acceptable suggestion or possibly a demand is in order.

Always remember that the squeaking wheel gets the grease.

Tanza Erlambang said...

exciting to find nesting in nature.
have a great weekend

Susan Heather said...

Bureaucracy gone mad. What a shame. I quite understand you wanting to go to the prom.

mamasmercantile said...

I would have gone to the prom too. Bureaucracy at its finest.

wherethejourneytakesme said...

Hi Jill - just catching up in blogland and I see the deed is done and you are looking a bit exposed at the moment! Maybe it will provide you with a new view of the wildlife.
Because of the weather we have had so many flood warning calls for the Dumfries area at Luce Bay this last week - hope our cottage is still standing - no-one has phoned us to say different.

Swissfrank said...

Brittain used to be a fabled land of fields and hedgerows but as your example clearly shows ... "lunatics have taken over the asylum" -

Said to originate in a 1919 remark by Richard A. Rowland about the founding of United Artists as per WIKI.

Tragic for the birds & wildlife who abode therein. When we have a "Silent Spring" the council will in all their exalted wisdom wonder why?

kjsutcliffe said...

So sorry - I knew it was happening - but the befores and afters show how much you are now exposed. Will it make your garden feel windier? Noisier?
sending supportive hugs xxxx

Terra said...

Sad to see the nest, the hedge must have been home and shelter to some shy birds so you didn't see them. Could you plant/have planted a hedge? I saw Monty Don on "Big Dreams Small Spaces" yesterday planting a small hedge.