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I thought it would be interesting to look at a couple of photos of my garden, comparing the view from the house in early spring and now.

This was April 2008

and August 2011

Apart from the obvious difference in flowers and foliage, spot the other changes

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there is a table out for a cup of tea, half of the house behind has disappeared! fuchsias replaced polyanthus.
how many differences are there andrew?

great idea for a blog and the garden looks lovely ~ as always.

21 Aug, 2011

 

I love this idea of showing before and after pics. Looks fabulous but I can't spot Waldo in either one :)

21 Aug, 2011

 

Have you done something to the bricks round the pond. Replaced or cleaned them? The stone slabs on the ground look cleaner too.

21 Aug, 2011

 

Sticki - actually the polyanthus and fuchsias are always there, just they each flower at their own time. Never thought to count the differences myself but it will be interesting to see how many people find

Linda - the pond had to be relined a couple of years ago so all the top bricks had to be taken off and replaced. The patio gets cleaned from time to time as well

21 Aug, 2011

 

In pic 2 there is something new in the bottom right hand corner ... on the patio! ....... The white stone trough has moved closer . . . . .

21 Aug, 2011

 

the white creeper has blossomed enormously by august too.

21 Aug, 2011

 

Only spotted the "new" bricks around the pond . . . love the design of the pond, btw.

21 Aug, 2011

 

hostas have grown as have rudbeckia/mombretia???

21 Aug, 2011

 

Cleaned bricks around the pond, cleaned slabs, houses behind almost disappeared behind lovely foliage, there is something at the far side of the greenhouse looks tall and grey. Love the zig-zag tree.

21 Aug, 2011

 

Homebird - the 'grey' shrub behind the greenhouse is a variegated pittosporum - it has grown a lot and shrugged off the last two winters. The bottlebrush to its left really suffered and is now about a third the size it was before.
The zig-zag tree wasn't intentional, it just grew that way - it's a dwarf elm 'Jacqueline Hillier' and is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. It's really a bit big for the position so I have to reduce it every so often but it does have character

21 Aug, 2011

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