|Lovely Fairy~recovered from a shearing|
I'd asked her to help me think through options about Hedge, the Behemoth. I so wanted to replace him with a border of evergreens, deciduous shrubs and perennials. Alas, there can be no bulldozing of Hedge. We decided that hand digging out sections made more sense then my hoped for simple solution of toppling him.
It wouldn't have been simpler after all! The damage to the 75 year old Bur Oak would be tremendous and the hillside would have to be rebuilt. Instead, a smaller section near the Susans Bed will be replaced with ilex or another evergreen and he will be thinned. He has grown so wide that a third of his width along the street side can be removed without compromising privacy. Privacy is the only thing my dear Mr I (go here for that story) has ever wanted. So I shall make sure we keep this garden private.
I can't wait to show it to you! We'll meet for coffee and scones on the porch!
Ps It finally rained~