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Marjorie and Auntie Jean152 views
Whitecroft - Our First Year1303 viewsWe moved to Whitecroft in March 1989. This photo was taken in the summer of 1990. the lawn looks particuarly terrible --- it had ridges and valleys that we were told were a remnant from the Midlands Land Management System.
Auntie Jean in the Greenhouse121 viewsThere was a peach tree growing in the greenhouse, and lots of flowers and orchids.
Auntie Jean By The Pool257 viewsSummer 1990. The Wendy house still in the background, as well as a lot of elm trees.
Auntie Jean in the Greenhouse439 views
Whitecroft Lawn Repairs - Spring 1991113 viewsOur original turf was removed, and the idea was to smooth the lawn and plant new grass. Unfortunately all the topsoil was removed as well, so the entire project had to be redone. This is the front lawn, looking towards our pond.
Whitecroft Lawn - Spring 1991141 viewsWe hired Corscadden Associates, a firm of landscape architects in Wales, to improve the undulations in our lawn, and to make our pond more visible from the house. They did a detailed specification, obtained bids, and recommended the low bidder. Unfortunately, the low bidder's plan was to simply scrape away all of our topsoil and plant turf on the clay. The turf all drowned, and we had another firm do the replacement --- paid for by Corscadden's professional indemnity insurance. This is the original work, with the front of Whitecroft (and well) on the left.
Front of Whitecroft, Minus the Lawn - Spring 1991114 viewsAll of the topsoil and turf are piled on the left. These were removed, and the new turf planted directly on the clay --- whereupon it drowned. This work was specified and overseen by Corscadden Associates, a firm of landscape architects who should have known better. Their PI insurance paid for the re-do.
Replacing the Lawn at Whitecroft - Spring 199192 viewsLooking across our pond to Sandpits Farm.
The Walsh Family at Easter - Pengethley Manor - 1991135 viewsChase (who seems to have lost her hands), Marjorie, GrandFather, and Me --- in an era where folks actually wore coat and tie. And when I could still fit into mine.
Marjorie and GrandFather at Pengethley Manor - Easter 199186 viewsLooking fine after our Easter lunch.
GrandFather Getting out of the Car - Easter 1991120 viewsAt Pengethley Manor Hotel near Ross on Wye --- heading in to have our Easter lunch.
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