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the 1st half of the year in my garden . ........ o))))))

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just taking a little look back to see how thing are progressing .


this was how it used to look till we took all the hawthorns down .


mike starting the mammoth task o and doing a bit of posing as well …. tarzan eat ur heart out lol.


trees gone ..planting begins


decided to put a little swing on the bank


large pot planted with dafs and crabapple


can’t believe how fast stuff spreads looking back


decking in to cover septic tank ,


rustic steps on the banking


using cut logs to stop soil erosion


its spread so much


have moved a few things since these pics .


decided to link the trellis with an arch and grow a montag and honeysuckle over it but going to be nxt year be fore it get going


planted my old fire pit up with grass and huekera


few more pots and baskets , they make great fillers for emty spaces


think i wont bore you any more , if you enjoy looking at the progress of my garden then take a look at the rest of the pics on gallery. i have gone back to begining and just picked a few to show how thing have come on . and i have to say ….. you forget wot you have done till you look back lol. carnt wait for next year to shift it all around and tweek it here and there . x

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I love looking back over a year in the garden. You have done a lot of work or was it Tarzan??

3 Nov, 2010

 

lol linda ..... if he looked like tarzan in real life .i wud b swinging tro the trees wth him .... not doing the garden haha. well best i get from him is .. he digs the holes and i plant em up , but then thats the best bit haha x

3 Nov, 2010

 

You've both worked very hard to accomplish all your changes...especially getting all the hedging removed. It's a nice idea to re-use the wood at the borders to keep the soil in place.

I like your swing...you must feel like the queen surrounding your kingdom when you sit up there and overlook your garden, Cristina :)

Looking really good!

3 Nov, 2010

 

hi hun !! lol still loads to do ... needs a bit of tweking here and there , but thanks . sit up on the swing in morn wth me cupper and in me jamies lol . wen the wethers ok haha

3 Nov, 2010

 

Well done your hard work is really paying off, I love what you did with the fire pit.

4 Nov, 2010

 

Surprising how it changes over time. You've done such a lot. You have so many interesting features in your garden. It's wonderful Chris :o)

4 Nov, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Love the details & Pics of the progress.

4 Nov, 2010

 

It is looking lovely, I like the slopes, that is about the only thing I would wish for in my garden other than a gardening genie to help with the work of course. lol

4 Nov, 2010

mad
Mad
 

It looks great Cristina, all the hard work was worth it to see it now. I like the steps up to the top of the slope.

4 Nov, 2010

 

My you have done alot, its looking really good.

4 Nov, 2010

 

looks really lovely Cristina...then & now!

4 Nov, 2010

 

cristina what alot done this year and looking great, i love the slope and woodland walk so much, well done to you and tarzan lol

4 Nov, 2010

 

thanks very mucvh evry one it does look very dif from beging of the year . looking a bit sad now wth all the rain we haveing but try to b posative and get out there much as poss . wont tell oh his new nick name lol .... he might get a big head haha x lets see your year of gardening now !!!

4 Nov, 2010

 

Not only beautiful and interesting but you must have just about every plant there is, and I'll bet you know the names. I think gardening is all about change though it helps to have a 'Tarzan' to assist (sorry Mike) ;-))

4 Nov, 2010

 

lol ron how are you now .... bet you are pens tarzan !!! its amazing how its come on ..... am trying to learn all the names. have still a few things on my wish list . frend brought me a load of plants other day but the rain stop me going out to plant them . ;=/ x

4 Nov, 2010

 

what a transformation ~ huge and very interesting garden
i particularly love those grasses and heuchera

4 Nov, 2010

 

Still not 100% thanks Christina but improving, sadly can't do the housework yet and any gardening has to be in a supervisory capacity. Must try not to get too used to it ;-)

4 Nov, 2010

 

lol wot you like . bet penny carnt wait to get you back to normal . tell her hi from us all . we are tilling kitchen now . tho i wud rather b in garden ;o)))

4 Nov, 2010

 

Cristina, looks like all that hard work, planning, &
designing have all worked out nicely....my , you have both done so well!!! just nice to watch your garden go, through
all the Seasons now, with different changes & colours..thanks, for sharing your garden with us, it has just got to be admired by all...lovely garden & pics
Cristina...good luck with tiling your kitchen...if it looks anything like your garden, it will look just great!!!

4 Nov, 2010

 

Loved your blog and looking at your progress thoughout the year what a difference it is looking lovely

5 Nov, 2010

 

A wonderful looking garden and so much progress to admire. Well done to you and OH.

5 Nov, 2010

 

Wow, it looks very nice, and shows that hard work DOES pay off. You should be proud of the accoplisments you have made. I wush I had a garden big enough and enough money to something like that.

5 Nov, 2010

 

Cristina your garden is just beautiful, all that hard work has paid off, should we call you 'Jane' now ??? Ha Ha. Lovely pics as usual.

5 Nov, 2010

 

Fantastic, what a project, isn't it amazing what a person can accomplish. Gardeners are NOT lazy people 4 sure. We are crazy. Love your blog, interesting progress. And Tarzan grrrr!!! what a man you have Cristina Just make sure he is not too tired at nigh to also do the cooking etc.!!!!Lol!!!

5 Nov, 2010

 

freshia thanks , l,ll post a pick lol wen its dun lol. trying to keep up with the leaves now !!!.
thanks nana , hoping they mature nxt year now as lots of stuff needs to grow on a lot , but am pleased so far. ;0)))
thank you grany sue ;~)
allexs , i only buy plants wen i have a spare bit of mony.... i save up be fore doing any thing mager like decking . plants i spilt and move around allso pepole buy me presents or give me free plants which i am very gratfull for. we are very much into recycerling anything lol so try not to spend any mony if we can . and we def shop around if we have too. all our wood is free and we get top soil and well rotted muk from the farm free . is there any were you can get any near you . i dont think you need a lot of mony ... just imaganation and i am sure you have plenty of that as we all do !!! thankyou for your coments , its wot spurs me on and i have learnt so much on here xx

6 Nov, 2010

 

grandmadge lol ........... ermm jane !!! can you see me swinging tro the trees lol..... well i have got a jungle .. haha o and lots of animals !!! well in my dreams ;0p xx
adoond lol dont you worry i wont lol !!! plenty 4 him to do yet .... hes tilling the kitchen now haha ;~0)))

6 Nov, 2010

 

At least swinging through the trees beats going to the gym Cristina!!! I can see you both now 'Me Tarzen,you Jane' aaaahhhh aha aha aha aha :0)

6 Nov, 2010

 

lol madge haha yes i bet you can picture it .... very funny !!!

6 Nov, 2010

 

A lovely blog of your garden, Cristina. it wasn't boring at all I love the pictures of the progress you have made, I always like before & after pics where you can see the differences! We so quickly forget things & need to be reminded at times of what they used to be like.

9 Nov, 2010

 

you certaintly did a lot of work and it came out really nice, loved all the pics

16 Dec, 2010

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