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Have just been browsing through some old photos and found one of what my garden was like when I moved in in 1983. There have been a lot of changes along the way, but I thought you may be interested to see some of them, so here goes…

One of our first tasks was to build an aviary as we had a lot of birds – budgies, etc.


Have missed out quite a lot of course, but it would go on for ever and I wouldnt want to bore you, so will leave it here….

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now that is quite incredible, from nothing to now, what a lot you have achieved over the years, well done, its looking brilliant,

29 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks, the quality of pics is not good, but it gives a little idea of what it was like. It was changed so many times, originally a sloping garden, so OH tiered it and made like two rooms with steps down. Can't change it any more now, but I am happy with it really.

29 Aug, 2011

 

Very interesting to see how a garden changes over time. The final picture is really pretty.

29 Aug, 2011

 

Thank you Frybo. Its interesting going back isnt it. I could have put a lot more pictures, but there it gives an idea.

29 Aug, 2011

 

you dont realise how much youve done till you look back do you.... all looking great now.....

29 Aug, 2011

 

wow what a transformation cinders, a lovely haven now and such a lovely job to :o))

29 Aug, 2011

 

Thats true Holly.

Hi San, thank you, appreciate your comments.

29 Aug, 2011

 

your welcome :o)

29 Aug, 2011

 

lovely blog, thanks cinderella, fascinating to see the different things that are possible with one garden; lots of lovely ideas.

29 Aug, 2011

 

What a great view you had on that 1st photo you ve achieved a paradise there and should be proud of all that work

29 Aug, 2011

 

It's so good to look back and see where it all started, and how it's evolved over the years...It's certainly a credit to you both, big pat on the back...a wonderful garden...Thanks for sharing Sylvia...x

29 Aug, 2011

 

I like to look back and see the changes, yours doesn`t even resemble the first pic Cinders, it looks grand, I like the walled gardens, well done...

29 Aug, 2011

 

You have worked hard over the years , but it has paid off..it looks great what a difference..:o)

29 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Sticki, glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks Sixpence, when I look back at that and remember how everything took place and how it ended up, yes I do feel proud of the acheivement. Wish OH was still around to see it, though I expect he is watching.

Thanks Sue, appreciate your lovely comments.

29 Aug, 2011

 

I loved looking at the Transformation of your lovely garden,Cinders..and nice memories from your pics for you as well.I like the way it was made into a tiered effect,from a slope..just lovely..thanks for sharing it with us..:o)

29 Aug, 2011

 

Nice of you Sandra, it did bring back lots of memories I must say. A lot of work went into changing the slope, walls to be built and soil moved.

29 Aug, 2011

 

So thats how you have such a lovely garden OH is looking down taking care of it while you pamper your self and take the credit lol let the cat out of the bag now have nt you hehe just joking such a shame he is nt there now to reap the rewards.

29 Aug, 2011

 

Isn't it interesting to look back and see how a place has changed over the years. You've done well :o)

30 Aug, 2011

 

Thats right Sixpence, He did all the hard landscaping, I just planted !! Ha Ha.

Yes Hywel, I started looking at photos with a view to getting rid of a lot, but I didnt get very far, it was too interesting. Thanks for your comments.

30 Aug, 2011

 

I'm sure he's still there guiding some of those brilliant ideas you have Sylvia...:)))
Don't get rid of your pics, they're good memories...

30 Aug, 2011

 

Fascinating to see how it evolved Cinders, definitely not bored by seeing a transformation such as this :o)) I find it's very interesting to look at old pics of my garden and be reminded of plants long gone and forgotten. Lovely blog and many thanks for showing us.

30 Aug, 2011

 

Very interesting blog, Cinders ... it's matured so well with your TLC! ... :o)))

30 Aug, 2011

 

Lol Cinders.

30 Aug, 2011

 

Wow! What a total transformation, Cinders...Those photos really show how the garden developed over the years..What a nostalgic look back...such memories..
Knowing your garden as I do, this was so interesting to see the stages of the journey over the years...Wonderful!!! \0/x

30 Aug, 2011

 

Thank you Lily, I must say I have enjoyed it too. It brings back so many memories of things that happened at the time, and as you say, of plants that you used to have.

Thanks Shirley, glad you enjoyed it too.

30 Aug, 2011

 

Hi Flori, thanks for your lovely remarks. It has been most enjoyable, lots of money spent over the years too, but we don't think about that. Just enjoy it.

30 Aug, 2011

 

Fascinating ... you've done well ...
... any more budgie pics please ?

31 Aug, 2011

 

I'm sure I must have somewhere, I have a look for you Terra.

31 Aug, 2011

 

Have put some pictures up for you Terra, in a blog.

31 Aug, 2011

 

Thank you.. found your blog...
... gone straight to my favs :o)))

31 Aug, 2011

 

I do love a good before and after, your garden has been completely transformed Cinders. It's lovely to look at the old photos and see how much you have achieved over the years x

31 Aug, 2011

 

Thank you so much Annella, it has definitely matured !

31 Aug, 2011

 

Wow, what a lot of work you've put in there Cinders. Is that a lovely Robinia tree with the pink blossoms? I love those...too cold here though.

31 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Karen, yes it was a Robinia Hillierii, and it got so large it took over the whole top garden. But they are rather brittle branches and a lot of them got snapped off in strong winds, and in the end it just gave up the ghost. It was very pretty though.

31 Aug, 2011

 

Lovely blog Cinders, it was nice to see how you changed the garden from nothing to the lovely place it is today. Well done........ :o)

31 Aug, 2011

 

Thank you Homebird. Its amazing isnt it. I can't believe it when I look at that first picture.

31 Aug, 2011

 

This is a real insight to what can be achieved with love and dedication, a great blog.

1 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks Stroller, appreciate your comments.

1 Sep, 2011

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