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Update Summer 2011 pt5

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Ok so it’s been a while since we updated our page with new photos but as you’ll see the garden has come on leaps and bounds in the last year.
We’ve tried to add photos here that show the transformation. We hope you enjoy and feel free to comment on any aspect as it’s always good to hear other people’s views whether positive or constructively negative.
The following shows us creating the patio area.

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Lovely job. What a transformation! How long did it take?

22 Aug, 2011

 

Well done, thats a lot of work, it looks fantastic, you should be really proud. ps - Like the multi coloured water feature in the last photo lol.

22 Aug, 2011

 

Great transformation. What a lot of hard work, but well worth it. Looks fantastic

22 Aug, 2011

 

What a fantastic transformation it looks brilliant!

22 Aug, 2011

 

Angieindgarden, it took us about 2 months of hard graft last year between April and May.
The whole garden has begun to mature this year and we're getting to start enjoying it, although we've had so much rain this summer that we might have enjoyed it even more if it had been drier!
It's been great having the blank canvas. So many people complain about new build gardens but we've just enjoyed being creative. The turf laid by the developer was simply covering up a multitude of problems which you can see from the clayey bog we found when we lifted it.

22 Aug, 2011

 

All neat & tidy ..looks really nice,think it was wise to take up the turf..:o)

22 Aug, 2011

 

Oh they always bury the rubbish, my daughter had that problem in her first house, we got it all sorted ,then she moved, mind you she`s done that three times in 18yrs, lol.
It does look great, I have enjoyed seeing your progress and you have done a really grand job, well done, now enjoy it......

22 Aug, 2011

 

I like the curves - I don't go for straight lines in my own garden, either. I hope you can sit and enjoy your 'new' garden. It doesn't surprise me at all to hear about what the builders left. :-(

22 Aug, 2011

 

love the circle effect in the lawn and the curves around the beds, all blends in so natural, well done to you all :o)

23 Aug, 2011

 

So neat!! I love the way you've edged the patio. Well done, the whole garden has come on beautifully and your hard work has brought amazing results...you'll be getting commissions soon if you're not careful!

23 Aug, 2011

 

My husband wants to take early retirement (he's only 30) and do this as his day job!

23 Aug, 2011

 

Sounds a good plan to me (oops, I typed 'plant' instead of plan there....freudian!)

23 Aug, 2011

 

2 month is very quick. Lots of work and vision there. Looks great. Such a pity the weather doesn't behave it's self so you can enjoy it more. I had a look through your other blogs on the make over, great blogs and ideas. Oh I'm not surprised at all what the builder buried. I found that out the hard way. I tend gardens here in LA and I just did a small make over this week and found the poor plants struggling in sand and rocks, I've dug up all kinds of things in my days. There should be a law against it. After all the have laws on all kinds of things that don't matter.

26 Aug, 2011

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