I submitted a form to discharge the planning conditions last weekend. It takes ages to decide on which bricks and tiles to use. In the end I just picked some but have changed my mind already. We also have general agreement with building regs about what we need to do as part of the change of use. Things might start happening in a few months!
Meanwhile the fence at the back of the garden wasn’t in very good condition. It turns out 2014 was a very bad year to order a new fence. Supplies of fencing dried up after the storms in January so the new fence took a while to arrive.
We started putting in the new fence this weekend. It’s maybe 4 inches higher than the old one which had slipped a bit and was generally falling down. The increased height is just enough to hide the top of the cars that started parking behind it after the messy willow was trimmed.
Kae did a fabulous job cleaning the concrete slab ready for the greenhouse which was to be a project for Easter bank holiday weekend. But unfortunately they have so far sent only half a greenhouse.
7 weeks later at the start of June the fence was (nearly) finished. The diminishing roof lines of the house, barn and greenhouse work well from the main road too.
Here is a before photo from November 2012. It’s a parking area for the Wellsfield bungalows but nobody used to park there because of the tree mess. Neighbours are much happier now. They have suggested the willow could be cropped a little lower next time – it doesn’t seem to have any trouble growing back.