About the garden
A potted history
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A potted history 1994 to present
The first photograph of the garden taken in March 1995, 3 months after we moved in.
The much needed shed is in place. It made sense to reuse the concrete square in the corner. My neighbour has replaced the privet hedge with a wooden fence.
The view from the hedge at the bottom of the garden. The plants by the washing line are ones I bought with me from my previous house.
I moved some of the concrete slabs to make more space for plants. Two of the slabs were used as a base for the bench
The privet hedge took a lot of work to keep it looking good, especially as I couldn't reach the top. It was time for it to go.
You can see from the bare soil the extra space I gained from removing the hedge.
I painted the fence and the shed 'Holly Green' before planting the shrubs.
The bottom of the garden is the sunniest and I wanted to create a seating area. I found these brick-type slabs in a sale.
A border of bricks was added before I placed the furniture.
I enjoy walking around the garden but it was a bit boring with a rectangular lawn. I cut a half circle to create more of a journey.
I eventually rounded off the corner which makes a nicer shape.
I had placed some leftover bricks in this border for easier access. I created a proper path after being inspired by a the BUPA garden at the Chelsea Flower show.
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