Category Archives: Creating my garden

Posts about how my garden came into being

Transformation – complete!

The first photo here is of my transformed garden one year ago today (please note any member of the Hosepipe Police checking in, I’m not contravening the ban; the photo is 12 months old!)  The landscapers had packed away their … Continue reading

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Long weekend ahead…

It’s Thursday evening, it is damp and chilly, the clouds are so low I can’t see the top of the hill.  I’m telling myself we still need the rain; we do, and that it is good for the garden; it … Continue reading

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Transformation – days 5 & 6

By now the garden was really starting to take shape; the brick paths and sitting area were completed, the railway sleepers for the raised bed were in and it had been filled with compost, and the posts and ropes for … Continue reading

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Transformation – day 4

Back in 2011, April 26 saw the fourth day of work in the garden, and now it really began to take shape.  There were four guys working on it, the landscaper and his labourer, plus two brilliant bricklayers who were … Continue reading

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Transformation – days 2 & 3

Lots of progress made in two days, and what was most exciting was that the impact plants I’d selected were delivered.  In the plan my designer had placed 5 plants at various intersections of the path, punctuation points so to … Continue reading

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Transformation – day 1

This is what I came home to after the guys had been at work for one day – just two of them, with spades and wheelbarrows!  Originally we hoped to use a [small] digger, which would have fascinated the little … Continue reading

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Beginning the transformation

Work to change the landscape in my garden began one year ago tomorrow – and I’ve posted another image of  ‘before’.  The red ribbon on the tree in the foreground was the marker I used to tell the team that … Continue reading

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