The Sackville Street garden was a project in its own right. A mix of 3 different paving surfaces, a knackered fence and a rotten decking area. As can be seen from the picture, there were two other huge problems. Tall trees at the end of the garden block the sun from the neighbours’ garden and damage the beautiful original Victorian factory wall. They had to go. It turned out that they were a couple of out of control leylandii
The leylandii had to be disposed of through the neighbours garden at the rear. They were very pleased to have light in their house after 1 pm.
Lellandii, the gardener’s favourite / most hated hedging shrub. This is what happens if you plant it and then just let it go, in other words The Attack of the Lellandii. Our latest project at Sackville Street, Raunds had a neglected external space from the dilapidated fences, to the overgrown beds and the huge shrubs at the end threatening the original Victorian factory wall.
The neighbour at the end of the garden was “delighted” when I told her that I was going to have these two beasts removed (at a considerable cost I may add). After all these years she would have daylight in the house after 1 pm!
All I needed from her was access from the road to the end of her garden and somewhere to put the shredder and of course the use of her garden for a couple of days. There is no access through the project apart from via the house.