The sycamore at the bottom of the garden has finally gone. Well, it's been taken down to waist height. You see, the tree had grown through the old railings and the chainsaw couldn't cut below a certain height.
Anyway, after a few hours Paul the tree surgeon, with help from Tom (Deb's dad), finished the job. The rest of the tree stump will have to be hacked away gradually.
Paul's tribute to Tom.
Although most of the tree was taken away, the tree surgeon cut up a few logs for us for our, yet to be purchased, log burner.
For a while now our garden has been getting a bit of a much deserved makeover. In the process of said makeover, the following 2 specimens were discovered. The first one was quite honestly the biggest real life (not on telly) spider I've ever seen. It's on a spade to give some perspective.