Archive for September, 2011

Happy Birthday Ron

A big old Happy Birthday Ron – was a mischievous 69 year old…now an even more mischievous 70 year old!

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

You look like a monkey…

…and smell like one too

(are those the traditional words? I’m sure they are)


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Sunnycroft, Sunday 4th September

A little light hedge trimming might be an understatement….I’m  not sure if the group can really do ‘light’ hedge trimming. The photos prove that!

Ten group members met NT Gardener Joel at Sunnycroft today. The task in the morning was to cut back the laurel hedge and some trees that had become overgrown. While they disguised the houses beyond, they also blocked out the light in the gardens of these neighbouring properties. In the spirit of being a good neighbour, we cut back the greenery. If I’m being honest, standing on the NT side of the fence, it looked far better before we had done the work. But this is the perfect example of where a property manager has to balance out the needs of the property with the needs of its neighbours. On the NT side of the fence, the area is used for car parking and the hedge line does now look tidy so a good result all round.

In the afternoon, work was transferred to the long hedge along the main drive. This hedge borders the garden of the gatehouse property and the hedge had become…lets just say it was a bit unruly! With ten keen workers, we were able to complete the work by the end of the day. The lady who lives in the gatehouse came out to speak to us and she was very pleased with the outcome of the work – she had thought of tackling the hedge on her own. We were glad to help.

The assembled group were guinea pigs to one of Mags new cake recipes – peanut butter chocolate brownies. Verdict: delicious!

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