Today we entered phase 1 of an exciting project: building a studio in my back garden where I would do my glass work and run glass fusing and mosaic courses in the near future. The studio will measure 5 metres by 3.6 metres and will fit perfectly at the bottom of my garden.
Sadly we have had to clear a lot of the well-established shrubs and a cherry blossom tree which had some promising buds on.
My garden last summer. I loved it and am a bit sad to see this flowery sun trap go. Excited about the studio though....
However, there was no time to be sentimental as we had our work cut out! Got the shovel, secateurs and wood saw out of the shed and got cracking whilst being closely watched by our project manager....
After 4 hours of digging, pulling and twisting, the back of the garden was clear of shrubs, leaving a large heap of garden waste in the middle. We now know how deep and thick a cherry blossom tree roots can be!
The next stage is clearing the shed before it gets dismantled and transferring its belongings into the outhouse.... Well, I might need to clear the outhouse to make room for the lawn mower, couple of bikes, garden tools, sun lounge.... A job which will certainly involve a couple of trips to the local recycling centre.
My loyal and talented builder will soon take charge of dismantling the shed and taking it with the large heap of garden waste to the recycling centre in his trailer.
Then the exciting building phase will start -hopefully by the end of the month... to be found in another blog....
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