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Penny Bonnici

Newcastle Upon Tyne

I feel as if I am racing against time.
My husband has Parkinson’s Disease. He is only 57 and when his pills are working he is still reasonably active, but it is frightening to watch him getting slower and less able to do everything. We are trying to do as much as possible to our house and garden before he gets too worse. It has taken him 3 years to renew our kitchen so far and it is still on-going.
To help out, I thought I would make a start on getting the garden in shape for another few years, as the trees are all getting out of hand now too. I responded to a leaflet I received through the door. Never again!!!
I received a quote to have several trees cut down / trimmed and said I would get back to them if I wanted to go ahead. I didn’t, so contacted them to say so. However, three days later, these cowboys came when I wasn’t in and started chopping down our trees. I was furious! I said I wouldn’t pay them the original price, but had to agree a new price as they had already started.
They did chop down a few trees and ‘trimmed’ others, but have left our garden in such a mess, I can’t afford to ask any other firms in to tidy it up and it’s too much heavy work for us to even attempt. There are tree stumps and branches everywhere, the trimmed trees have covered up what flower borders were there and with summer coming the garden will have no colour, it will just remind us , that once upon a time my husband wouldn’t have thought twice about putting the garden right. It is so sad that he now can’t, and probably never will again. To have a garden make over would shine a light in our dark tunnel ahead.

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