The question to the conservation officer turned into a pre-planning application. Hopefully we’ll hear something back soon. It will be at least another 3 months (if all goes really well) before we have planning permission which will give me a chance to earn some money to pay for the work.
So we’ve been doing the garden. We tried to plant some flowers under the Cypress Leylandii tree but they aren’t growing. The ivy growing on the barn had died (I might have accidentally cut through all the stems after I moved in) but I don’t want to cut it down until all the birds have finished nesting.