Ahh, the green of freshly laid grass. This is our back garden a little over a year ago, shortly after we moved into the house. Note the very, very large green bush/tree thing on the left. We kept it for a year and decided it had to go. It was large, dying, and blocked that whole corner of the garden.
In March, just before the loft conversion started, we had the tree cut down. Man, the neighbors suddenly could see us and we could see them.
And we could see the back of the garden.
Now the trees have their leaves and the garden is green. Not quite as green, but green. And we're working on some garden 'improvements'. More on that later.