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.

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what the what?!

What on earth am I thinking starting another blog on this crowded internet of ours? There’s no need, is there? We’ve got it covered.

Fair enough.

When I was younger I kept a journal. It was therapeutic and it kept my thoughts and memories safe somewhere I could find them later, but the thing about  a journal is that it’s private and there’s the risk of it falling into the wrong hands.

So that’s what I’m doing here. I’m blogging about my day-to-day, my garden, my art, my occasionally anxiety and anti-socialness, but hopefully in a positive way. And the hope is that this time it will fall into the right hands. x