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Introducing my garden


By ashb


I thought i’d post up a couple of pictures of my garden, so i’ll have a record to look back on and see the gradual improvements over the years.

This is a photo of the garden from the estate agents details when we bought the flat in 2009.

Its a pretty plain rectangular (approx 70ft x 24ft) north facing garden, what you can’t see from the photo directly behind the flat is a block paved patio, this patio area is pretty shady though and only gets a tiny bit of sun at certain times of the day.

Its very much work in progress at the moment, i would take a photo now but the wife has the washing on the line, the lawn looks a state and there is a pile of cuttings waiting to be taken to the tip!

Since we bought the property, we’ve replaced the rotten and tatty fence, added a border the length of the right hand side, tamed the leylandii at the top of the garden to a manageable height (the large tree, on the left, was topping in excess of 30ft), and this year built a 14ft x 8ft indian sandstone patio at the top of the garden (not shaded by the shadow of the house).

I’m failing in my battle to get rid of the scaffold pole two tier washing line, and the path next to it. I’d like to build a stepping stone path down the centre of the garden to join the two patios (from the left over slabs i have), and just have a more conventional washing line!

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All gardens are a work in progress Ashb thats part of the fun, i'm sure you'll get it to how you like it, i'm still changing mine and have lived here 23 years this year!!

12 May, 2012


have you thought about one of those wirly gig clothes lines we replaced our old clothes line now looks a lot neater get a good one we found it holds more than our old line and i did not think it would it also dries very well too 2 good loads

12 May, 2012


Yes thats my preference, but the wife just wont have it! I've offered all sorts of alternative lines but none take her fancy!

I think maybe one of poles will have to collapse over winter when she is out one day...

12 May, 2012


Good luck with your garden. Nice strong fence along the side :o)

12 May, 2012


Well you say that, and granted it looks okay in that photo but in the first strongish winds after we moved in half the panels popped out of place.

They'd been fitted without gravel boards so the bases rotted and left little strength in the panels. We replaced all the panels last year with stronger panels and gravel boards.

12 May, 2012


Glad you were able to replace the panels. :o)

12 May, 2012


It's always work in progress isn't it. You should see mine lol. It sounds you've done a lot to it so far, and good luck for the future. I hope you'll show us some photos of how it progresses :o)

13 May, 2012

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