Friday, 16 May 2014

Open Garden ....... Hitch!!

Sadly we have cancelled having the village Open Gardens this year.  We only had 4 gardens and we have had to pull out due to water problems!
At the beginning of April the mains water pipe that feeds Cottages 1, 2 and 3 burst under number 4's lounge! Unbeknown to us a previous neighbour built an extension over our mains pipe but moved his own!!! We didn't even know it was there, we thought it was at the end of our drive!! So now we have overland pipes, round the side of number 4over the back fence to us and Nos 1 & 2.
This is as you can see a major trip hazard and No 4 have said under no circumstances will they allow access if the pipes are still down.
This involves 3 separate insurance companies (exterior work), 3 separate plumbers (interior work) and Wessex Water, who all have to co-ordinate and agree who pays for what! So far this has taken since the beginning of April with no end in site!!!!
Below are the water pipes, snaking across my patio.

I am disappointed as the mild winter has really helped. Yesterday was our last day for getting the adverts into various places and we (the group) decided to leave it for this year.

So I can now show all, the TRex has at long last started putting out some decent leaves

a little visitor, we have had loads of dragonflies already

The Trachy flower growing at a phenomenal rate

This veg bed is going, now probably, sooner rather than later!

I love this bedit is really coming on nicely now.

The Passion Flower I got from a friend a couple of years ago has come through the winter well and is already covered in buds. I have another on the top patio that was not as good, fortunately I took lots of cuttings which have rooted well and so has been replanted.

The pond area is really looking good now. I keep it netted because of the heron. I don't like the net that much but it does help keep the rubbish out!

The bananas in the greenhouse, really looking great, just have to decide where they will be going this year!

some of my elephants ears

I have replanted my tree fern bed, should look good in a little while.

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