Category Archives: Creating my garden

Posts about how my garden came into being

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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The plan revealed!

The moment had arrived, my designer presented the plan to me – I’m not sure who was the more anxious.  She wanted to know that she’d interpreted my ideas correctly, and I wanted to see how she was planning to … Continue reading

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Planning the new design

Part of the design process involved my garden-designer neighbour spending a couple of hours with my partner and myself, and extracting from us both what we wanted from the garden.  He is not a gardener at all, and whilst happy … Continue reading

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Introducing my garden

I’ve gardened here for over 10 years now, and worked with what was there was when I bought the house, mainly adding to it plant wise.  I’m passionate about herbaceous perennials and concentrated on building my collection, but that meant … Continue reading

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