How does your garden grow?

This hedge of conifers is 85 foot long and has been growing alongside my home for over 25 years.


On Monday, it will be felled.

The action is not voluntary. We are being compelled by the Council, who assert that the pavement is being obstructed. Although the conifers at either end grow out more than in the middle, it is not so obstructed that neighbours do not cycle down the path at speed. Two ladies walked arm in arm down the pavement the other day. Besides, no neighbour complained to us. We knew nothing until we were given an ultimatum.

The Council would allow us to prune them back to the boundary line but it would mean cutting them to dead wood so felling is the only solution.

The trees above are scorched brown with burns from passive non-ionising radiation. The corner on which they stand is exposed to wifi from several buses every hour, six days a week. A whole housing estate passes these trees in cars beaming out bluetooth. Then there are the foolish new meters, pulsating radiation every few minutes from nearby houses. Conifers are unusual for their ability to absorb non-ionising radiation. So these trees have acted as a shield to my home and my family. But there are limits. The trees have died shielding us. They are trying to grow but they are now more dead than alive and would be dead in two years even without the Council.

The trees shown above are those in the middle of the hedge. The Council said that these trees were fine and required no pruning. But they are skeletal in their decay. The radiation has burned through the whole trees.

At the other end of the hedge are good, growing conifers. These once nearly died, many years ago, in a terrible drought. We laboured to keep them alive and they slowly recovered. Now they are the strongest in the whole hedge and beautifully alive from top to bottom. These are also being felled.

The hedge will be replaced, by 5 foot conifers and they will be immersed straight away in the same detrimental non-ionising radiation. The lilac, which once was a stunning picture all summer long, has shown us the truth in its winter sleep. The massive cracks in the bark are another side effect of the technology all around us. It will be a battle to keep the new hedge alive long enough to shield the home.

Trees are damaged because the radiation causes calcium to be lost from their cell membranes. This is replaced by potassium (with a weaker positive charge than the calcium, so much easier to lose). The cell membrane is still complete but it has not the same defences. When the tree is attacked again by radiation, the potassium is lost and the cell develops pockets and holes. Nutrients good for the cell are suddenly lost through these holes and bacteria harmful to the cell are allowed in. The tree is vulnerable to infection, causing large swellings or severe splits as shown above.

People are not so different. We also lose calcium when we are subjected to radiation. In continued exposure to radiation, the body then breaks down like the tree. Different people are weaker in different areas of the body. One person may develop an arrhythmia like my Mum did to Wi-Fi in 2003 (cured with removal of the modem). Another may develop significant digestive problems like my eldest sibling has suffered for 6 years. Another may not sleep anymore and find a brain fog descending whenever they are under radiation as my father did. Or, like me, they might faint. I did so, spectacularly, in 2014 and went into tetany. This is a tight grip of the fingers and a sign of dangerously low calcium levels. This faint occurred 10 weeks after I was given an iPhone. These are the lightest symptoms and something we manage by being phone free, plugged in and avoiding prolonged exposure.

It is now ten years since my other sibling had surgery for cancer. The tumour had grown on his leg, at just the point where he had kept his mobile phone. One day, he felt something go through his leg, like a laser. The tumour appeared some years later - he had an entire muscle removed from his thigh and was only spared a skin graft from the other leg - by the grace of God alone - on the operating table .

Real life is messy and difficult. We do not live in paradise. Neither do we live in a Pelagian fantasy. In a town full of sin, with criminals flourishing like the green bay tree, the law found its strength in the seemingly trivial matter of one little pavement following an anonymous complaint. The Council did not know how this would affect our health - or worries about our health. Nor were they interested when we told them.

A society based on humanism is cold and when we turn against the Lord God Almighty, then our culture is as dead as our poor old hedge.

Monday 18th February

The hedge gone

The hedge gone