Finished Views

Over the last couple of weeks, the groundworks team have leveled the back “lawn” and finished the drive. The drive has settled in well with the woodland with a covering of autumn leaves. Meanwhile, we have contributed by painting 3 sides of the garage, but are waiting for some more paint to finish it of.

I thought it was time for a photographic walk round the outside. So through the gate and pass the garage on the rightDriveup to the front door.North FaceAround the East face
East End and around to the south.South Face

Apart from some site tidying up and a couple of minor tweaks, we are now finished and plan to move in on the 7th November. So a big thank you to every-one in Mike’s team and to all the other people who have made our dream house possible.

Tree Moving

The groundworks team have been here this week and started off with moving the Liquidambar and the Persian Ironwood trees. Work has been carefully taking place around them for the last year, but they were too close to the house to remain where they were. We had hoped to move them last winter, but by the time the leaves came off the surrounding area was a totally quagmire. As the plan was to smooth the earth outside the house this week, it was time for the them to go, even though it is a bit early in the year. Trees Before
First to be moved was the taller Liquidambar, which came out of the ground with a neat block of earth and no cutting of big roots. Liquidambra MovingBefore being gently lowered into place in the new orchard. Liquidambra Planting
Next was the Persian Ironwood. This proved to have shallower roots and unfortunately several largish roots had to be cut. However hopefully it will settle in.Ironwood Moving