It's been a busy two weeks. We have been clearing trees off an area called Ferny Brow. This is a 'new' part of the gardens that we are opening up in March. The trees that are coming down have either self set, in the case of silver birch or in the case of the leylandii been planted.
The area is set on a very large bank, which made for interesting working conditions! Most of the trees were fairly small so presented no issues.
Some of the trees though, are growing out of the rock face, so these will have to be tackled by contractors. We could drop them, but they would fall into the garden and cause more damage to the plants and bushes below. So it would be cheaper to get professional climbers in and take the trees out from the top.
We have a couple of corporate groups in next week from Barclays and Lloyds banks to help clear up.
When the upper garden is ready it should make a great addition to the property, with winding paths and great views.