Monthly Archives: April 2017

Beech Hedge – last week in April 2017

Beech Hedge – last week in April 2017

One hundred and fifty bare root Beech trees

One hundred and fifty bare root Beech trees

We chose a Beech hedge as it should grow up quickly around the veggie plot and give protection from the wind.  It’s a good screening plant and thickens up well. We put in 3 plants per metre and used the slit planting method.  This was suitable as the plants weren’t too big (60 – 80cm).  With this method you lay down some weed control matting.  Then make a slit in the fabric.  Using a spade you make a slit the width of the blade, coat the dampened roots of the plant with Mycorrhizal Fungi and using a side to side swishing motion slot the roots of the plant into the opening.  Fill up the slit with extra soil if necessary and firm in, to the level that the plant was originally growing.  Water well and ensure they do not dry out in the first year.  Our plants were bought from Ashridge Nurseries where we bought the fruit trees from for the orchard

Black plastic matting down to force grass to die down and allow Beech bare roots to grow without competition from nearby grass roots

Black plastic matting down to force grass to die down and allow Beech bare roots to grow without competition from nearby grass roots

pegging out the matting

pegging out the matting

Preparing for a Beech Hedge around the veggie plot. A trial to add protection from the wind and eventually animals

Preparing for a Beech Hedge around the veggie plot. A trial to add protection from the wind and eventually animals

Slit planting the bare root young beech trees

Slit planting the bare root young beech trees

View of veggie plot

View of veggie plot

Beech hedge completed 26.4.17

Beech hedge completed 26.4.17

Beech hedge completed 26.4.17 - view of top side

Beech hedge completed 26.4.17 – view of top side

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Day 192 – Wednesday 26th April 2017 – phase 2

Day 192 – Wednesday 26th April 2017 – phase 2

Bathroom upstairs partly tiled and floor boarded, screwed down and tiled over, by Marcus Kelly, plumber and Josh

Bathroom upstairs partly tiled and floor boarded, screwed down and tiled over, by Marcus Kelly, plumber and Josh

Upstairs bathroom progress so far

Upstairs bathroom progress so far

11th – 15th April 2017 – Phase 2 – Before And After Pictures Of Springdale

11th – 15th April 2017 – Phase 2

Before And After Pictures Of Springdale

front of house and drive 12.1.17

BEFORE – The front of Springdale house and drive 12.1.17

Springdale from the bottom of the drive

AFTER – Springdale from the bottom of the drive – 11th April 2017

Also see side by side photos at the bottom of this post

house and beam delivery

BEFORE – Springdale 12th January 2017

Springdale April 2017

AFTER – Springdale April 2017

front of house 12.1.17

BEFORE – Springdale – front of house 12.1.17

Springdale April 2017 picture 2

AFTER – Springdale April 2017 picture 2

Springdale April 2017 side view

Springdale April 2017 side view

Springdale April 2017 picture 3

Springdale April 2017 picture 3

Springdale April 2017 showing side dormer

Springdale April 2017 showing side dormer

Springdale from the road

Springdale from the road

Springdale from the road picture 2

Springdale from the road picture 2

The transformation is absolutely spectacular – we are so pleased with it.

Day 189 – Friday 7th April 2017 – phase 2

Day 189 – Friday 7th April 2017 – phase 2

Truck to remove skip

Truck to remove skip

Truck to remove skip pic2

Truck to remove skip pic2

Skip removal

Skip removal

Skip removal pic 2

Skip removal pic 2

Skip removal pic 3

Skip removal pic 3

Skip removal pic 4

Skip removal pic 4

Skip removal pic 5

Skip removal pic 5

Skip removal pic 6

Skip removal pic 6

Skip removal pic 7

Skip removal pic 7 This is the third and final skip that has been used whilst work has been done on phase 2

another coat of emulsion on the wardrobe doors

Another coat of emulsion on the wardrobe doors in the new bedroom

another coat of emulsion on the wardrobe doors pic 2

another coat of emulsion on the wardrobe doors pic 2