starting point

When I moved into my home 7 years ago the garden was kind of neat and tidy, a bit run down around the edges and with a couple of established fruit trees. Fast forward to 2014 and 4 years of neglect hadn’t improved things any, so I tried to introduce some structure, I destroyed an ugly path and created a large circular lawn, introducing flowerbeds around the side, created a pond and along the way dug up an old, buried fibreglass pond and tonnes of rubbish, but it still wasn’t very inspiring.

Time for a change.

This year I started again, I made my circular lawn about half the size and began adding paths and a good solid lawn edging to keep my grass out of the flowerbeds. I replanted all my plants into one section, keeping the planting nice and dense to supress weeds. I still have about 70% of the garden left to do, but am holding off as home renovations mean we have a team of builders regularly trampling the earth there, so it looks like an ugly wasteland.

This blog will follow some of my efforts in the garden. I’m a total noob, so making lots of mistakes, but I’m SO keen that failure isn’t an option!

Here’s our original garden and 2014’s snaps. Eep.