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Three years on

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Well, it’s three years since I joined Goy and how different my garden looks. It was just a field to begin with.

Then I made a path

Put some trellis up

Attempted a pond

and began a herb garden.


It’s taken a while but things are looking up.

And I’m still digging!

I have learned so much from other Goy Members over the past three years and appreciate your really helpful suggestions and advice. I don’t know very much more than I did when I began, but I now have the confidence to take cuttings, sow seeds I’ve collected and move plants if they are not doing well where they are. Learning every day really, and loving it.
I’m afraid my photographs are not in the right order – but don’t know how to change them!

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It's lovely to see the transformation from a flat grassy patch to a colourful varied garden. Well done you...This site is great for encouraging and stimulating interest in changing our gardens.
BTW I highlight a photo and copy it then paste it to where I want it then delete the original that's in the wrong place. I find it awkward highlighting and moving the photo up the page so that's why I copy and move.....hope that makes sense......

16 Nov, 2011

 

Isn't transformation amazing! I didn't realise what effort I'd put into my old garden in Essex until I suddenly came across an old photo taken when we first moved in and I was looking at it 11 years later as we were leaving to move here. Did I really do that??!! Well done to you for changing your 'field' into a lovely garden.

16 Nov, 2011

 

Good effort, the drought has obviously affected your lawn and plants. The bird table would be better more centralised, as small birds are always watching for predators so maybe wont come under the trees, where they could be attacked by larger birds.

16 Nov, 2011

 

Ginellie . . . you're a girl after my own heart (I'm a technoprat!), but getting photos in the "right" order doesn't exactly matter too much . .

Your garden is looking terrific, and I love the natural path: you've done wonders.

16 Nov, 2011

 

amazing what 3 years can do , looks wonderfull Ginelli :o))

16 Nov, 2011

 

You have worked hard Ginellie, it looks a completely different garden, I do like the fact you have to meander to see the various beds, it encourages one to investigate to see what is there.
I get in a right pickle sometimes when doing a blog and often have to replace a pic thats in the wrong place, lol.
There is always more tips and ideas to pick up whilst browsing the blogs and pics, also lots of info to be gained by browsing the question pages, I know I`ve learnt a lot since joining Goy...

16 Nov, 2011

 

I love this sort of blog - it just shows what can be done in a relatively short space of time.

Great work.

16 Nov, 2011

 

It looks brilliant ginellie, well done :-))

16 Nov, 2011

 

Thank you all for your comments. I always love looking at all your gardens so I'm glad you enjoyed a little bit of mine. I'll follow your advice Homebird and see what I can do. I don't use the bird table in the summer Diane, that's why it's tucked away. However I do have a huge number, and variety, of birds visiting. This morning a blackbird, starling and sparrow shared the water - only briefly though.

16 Nov, 2011

 

Lovely blog Ginellie, so interesting to see the big changes in only 3 years. I like the triangular beds and the curved path is looking beautiful now things have grown around it. Well done, keep on with the new ideas and maybe there'll be another blog in 3 years time! :o))

16 Nov, 2011

 

Hi Lily, glad you like it. I just decided triangular beds might be a bit different and so I was out there with the spade before I could change my mind. Hopefully there will be an update in 3 years but it would be lovely if we could meet up before then at a Yellow Book Garden near us both.

18 Nov, 2011

 

That's such an amazing transformation, Ginellie, it looks fab...and only in three years! It can only get even better, well done, that's a LOT, of hard work!

21 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks Libet. The digging was hard I must say because it's heavy clay soil, but I added a lot of my own compost this year on the new beds and seems a lot better. I thought I would dig as much as I can while I can!

21 Nov, 2011

 

Yes that would be lovely Ginellie, do let me know if there are any suitable ones in next year's book. :o))

21 Nov, 2011

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