After a few days hacking and pulling we have at last cleared the front of the house, which has not seen the light of day since the late 1970s
|the ivy is dead now, but still clinging on!|
|revealed again - in all its glory|
We've left the ivy on the slates; it's very possible they are the only structural component left up there in parts! These can be taken down when the slates are salvaged.
We are pleased with what we've done. This also means we can get a better look at the flower beds:
|looking through the garden gate from the lower courtyard|
|from the upper courtyard|
|The Front Gate - almost there!|
|look at the beautiful edges to the flowerbeds|
|Signs of Spring|
Another gift that the house has revealed - Elaine found a document in the house showing an aerial photograph from the 1960s:
|Former Glories! |
Can anyone identify the car to the right of the house?