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Garden progress so far, 2010 vs 2013

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Hi guys,

First post :) Great forum, I’ve joined up to get some inspiration for more colour in my garden now the hardy backbone is now established. Thought I’d share the progress so far.

On moving into the new house the garden was rather bare, a few rose bushes, empty borders, rickety fances, red painted house, and lots of woody budlejas!

I’m in the Northwest UK climate zone 8b, but 2009+2010 winters took me to a 7b. Onto the pictures :)

Entrance to the garden

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View from decking
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View from shed
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View from lawn
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West border
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Trachycarpus Fortunei one of the few plants I kept
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Shed painted black
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Wheres the shed?
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Side decking view, cordyline died in 2010 and was lopped to the ground
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Cordyline regrowth
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Budjela out of control
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Exit from garden

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View from table
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Welcome to GOY, you have made a lovely garden.

26 Jul, 2013

 

Welcome from me too, I was going to say the same as Drc726...:)))

26 Jul, 2013

 

Welcome to GOY Cordyman.You have certainly transformed a boring patch into a great, lush,luxurious tropical garden!

26 Jul, 2013

 

Welcome to GoY, you've worked hard, it all looks very tropical now.

26 Jul, 2013

 

Welcome to GoY! What a fantastic transformation, your garden looks stunning!

26 Jul, 2013

 

Welcome to GoY you have worked hard it's looking good !

26 Jul, 2013

 

Lots of hard work gone in there, welcome to GoY, it is good to see before and after pictures - hope you enjoy yourself on this brilliant site.

27 Jul, 2013

 

Welcome to GOY. What a lovely garden. Amazing difference in such a short time.

27 Jul, 2013

 

Welcome to Goy Cordyman. Your garden looks fabulous, what an amazing transformation. You've worked so hard. We've only lived in our house a couple of years. It was gutted and we had to do a full refurb. We moved in in the April and instead of painting all the newly plastered walls we spent our two weeks off in the garden.....well we did have a gloriously sunny two weeks and hey, painting can wait!

27 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks for the warm welcome all :)

I've done far more in the garden than interior, there are still two rooms need repainting! I figure winter's a good time to do indoor jobs :D

Its just started raining which should do the garden some good, its been rather arid since the start of July, so i'm out everynight watering usually!

27 Jul, 2013

 

What a gorgeous garden you have created Cordyman! Lots of hardwork and thought has gone into it.

27 Jul, 2013

 

Looks very tropical hoping that's some rum with the melon lol
You may have heard of Will Giles's the exoctic garden in Norwich
Google it and have a look it amazing for a city garden

27 Aug, 2013

 

Wow !! Love it!!!

15 Jun, 2015

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