Leylandii or light #AtoZchallenge

Lawn would have been an obvious L but I’m not a big lawn person and my lawn’s disappeared (more about that if you’re still with me at Y).

Yesterdays blog post went on a bit didn’t it? Sorry about that. Maybe that’s why it’s not yet got any comments. Here’s a slightly shorter one and I only have one picture to illustrate it.

When I bought this house I bought it for the garden. I noticed the leylandii hedge and quizzed myself how I’d cope with it. It was one garden away so not an immediate neighbourly dispute issue. Life went on. Some of it got cut down, then being less sheltered and supported, one tree broke a bit of my fence when it fell in the wind one year. A couple of the trees were left and carried on being home to many birds and, in winter, one of the roosting places for the starling murmuration.

AtoZ light

A few weeks ago I came home and Wow. Someone had let the light in. The remaining leylandii had been removed. What they gave me was a glade in the forest. this picture is where I’d normally have had dark green, It never occurred to me to take a picture of it because I didn’t realise it wouldn’t be there anytime soon. When butterflies came out of hibernation this year they used the open glade to meet, greet and mate which was a pleasure to watch. My view’s changed, I’ll get used to it. There’s still other places for the starlings to roost and other birds to nest. Life and homes move on and, in a garden, there’s lots of changes each season and, sometimes, each year.

My AtoZ Blogging Challenge is all about gardening, Lynne style.

If you’ve enjoyed reading this post why not see what others are doing too during 2017 AtoZ Blogging challenge, look in the comments on the letter of the day blog or like their facebook page. I look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow.


9 thoughts on “Leylandii or light #AtoZchallenge

  1. I’m not an avid gardener. The plants that don’t require much care are the ones I like to grow 😂
    I loved reading your posts. The accompanying photos were beautiful! 😊

  2. I also chose our garden as a theme a few Challenges back. Our plot is much better and lighter than when a row of poplars and tall conifers cut out the sun. Leylandii in our village have caused other people a lot of trouble.

    • It’s dreadful when we fall out over differences in gardening practices. Thanks for popping by. Are you doing AtoZ. Can’t see any link back. Ahh found you and you’re doing the houses one.

  3. Pingback: Reflections #AtoZchallenge | lynnelives

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