Getting Ready ......
The trouble with this hedge, as you can see, is that it is enormous, about ten or eleven feet
high, and from the road-side it looks even taller because of the wall; and it is beginning to
block the pavement (sidewalk). When it was cut last year, the Calvary was higher than the
hedge. Now it is dwarfed by it. The plan is to cut the hedge down to about five feet. This
will happen within a couple of weeks, now that all the nesting birds have raised their chicks
and flown the nests. I will be supervising, directing, deciding, whilst the two Johns will do
the hard graft. John will do most of the cutting and the other John and I will do the clearing
Today I have been checking the machines which will be used to do the damage to the
hedge - they have not been used since this time last year. Fortunately, I think, all is well.