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By bren


When hubby and I moved into this house,1979-80,a pre-war semi.with solid herringbone oak floors,and a pantry with a thrall.we knew we faced a lot of work.Re-wiring and papering, we took it all in our stride.
But the garden was something else.120 ft long and 30 ft wide,with a cooking apple tree,gooseberry,blackcurrants,redcurrants and rhubard everywhere,totally understandable for a pre-war house,when you had to grow to eat,.my dad did the same.
So over the years we have gently terraced it(it,s on a slight slope)so it is now as you walk out of the patio doors,there is my first patio,you then go through a gate to my garden-garden.with a much larger patio.which used to hold cabins and runs for a cat and kitten rescue that I ran for 12 yrs.beyond that and through another gate is our veggie garden, with sheds and my greenhouse. All those years ago I started gardening because I had to,but now I could not imagine life without my garden

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Yes, I well remember the days of fruit bushes and rhubarb, and rows of beans, beetroot, cabages etc. Gardens seem to be more ornamental now, even the vegetable plots. Although it's a lot of work and takes a long time if you want an interesting garden, it is well worth it, as you have just described.

11 May, 2008


Thanks Blodyn,
We still grow a few veggies, but I am more into my garden garden,where I concentrate more on perrenials,

12 May, 2008


I envy your lovely large garden :-)

12 May, 2008


Thanks Sid,
So did I, now at sixty plus a bit more, it is getting really hard,so this year,while I still can,I,m bunging in as many perrenials as it will take.

12 May, 2008


Good plan - lots of groundcover, eh?!

13 May, 2008

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