The photo on the left was taken with my back towards our perimeter fence looking down onto the bungalow. I reversed the positions & took the photo to the right with my back against the window visible in the first photo looking up over 3 tiers of terracing into the woodland where I was standing for the first photo.
During some earlier dry & snow-free weather my husband managed to clear all the brambles etc... which had grown over the handrail & wooden steps leading up to the gate. The steps & the rail itself were in need of repair so that is what we have been working on now that the snow has thawed. We started with the steps leading into the woodland from the lawn but had to evict a couple of dozen lodgers who had made nests between the bank & rotting wood.
THE FOLLOWING SMALL PHOTOS SHOULD ONLY BE ENLARGED IF YOU ARE USED TO DEALING WITH GARDEN CREATURES
|one of the rotten wood uprights removed|
to the left is the sight that met us as we removed the wooden upright & to the right is a close-up of some of the inhabitants
|a new upright cut, sealed with preservative & screwed into|
posts dug in at either side AFTER evicting the slugs
|the completed steps after painting with wood stain|
In my next post I'll show some photos taken after we'd finished repairing the top section of steps leading to our gate which opens onto the Public Footpath.