Trees: a decision has been made on the future of the poplars

After many emails back and forth, meetings at the house, and several other site visits by the tree surgeon and his associates who have also had meetings, phone calls, and exchanged emails with various people and departments at ERDF the decision has been made. 30 poplars will be felled and removed from site, with all roots being either dug or ground out (depending on location). Some … Continue reading Trees: a decision has been made on the future of the poplars

Trees at Les Vinsonneaux 2 – fruit, nuts, and ornamentals

Fruit and nuts Eating warm, ripe fruit, in the sunshine, straight from one’s own trees is an intense joy that we discovered last summer. We probably won’t be able to grow much, if any, vegetables and salad as we are not at the house full-time, but we can enjoy fruit and nuts we’ve grown ourselves, and we’ve inherited a few useful trees. We’ve inherited a lovely … Continue reading Trees at Les Vinsonneaux 2 – fruit, nuts, and ornamentals

Trees at Les Vinsonneux (1) – the big beasts

We have inherited a number of trees at Les Vinsonneaux. The estate agent poetically spoke of “driving up through your own parkland” … but that is rather grandiose language to describe what we have which is actually a real mish-mash. There may have been reasons why trees were planted in their positions; but I suspect there was little rationale. They are what they are where they … Continue reading Trees at Les Vinsonneux (1) – the big beasts