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The Garden..back in the day!

pixi25

By pixi25

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I came across these photos of the garden as it used to be.
When I fisrt moved to this house the garden was completely overgrown with weeds and goodness knows what else! unfortunately i didnt have any pics of that!
The first year after clearing it all, I planted potatoes back and front to help the soil, then gradually a few plants and a lawn the following year.
The back garden used to just be grass..well was good for my daughter playing on then.
Then I got a patio laid eventually!!!!!!!! ( long story lol)
And from there I changed things from year to year..till I have not a bad garden..always adding something.

How the bottom garden used to look

How it looks now

The right side all open with no fence then..

Now with the fence right down that side..and a gate to keep fatboys next door out with the ivy grown up.

The left side after getting the patio laid and one or two plants in.

Now has many plants growing up the dividing fence

Looking up towards the house with no pond or secret door

Much better now dont you think?
A garden is forever changing

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What a beautiful transformation, I love what you have done, that Ivy looks great on that fence to. I agree about a garden always changing - its what keeps us doing it I suppose.

26 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks...yes it does!!!!!!!! :)

26 Aug, 2011

 

What a difference you ve done well and should be proud its lovely now.

26 Aug, 2011

 

thanks 6d! forever changing!

26 Aug, 2011

 

Wonderful transformation Pixi. All the hard work has been worthwhile. It must give you a lot of satisfaction and make you feel proud.

Ha. Just made me think - What have you done today to make you feel proud? Brilliant song and perhaps a good title for a blog...

26 Aug, 2011

 

Thats the best Pixi of living with a garden or in the countryside :o))

26 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks! Yes its been a lot of hard work which I did mostly all by myself! I do feel proud :)
Haha yes!
We will have to something in the winter months lol :)

26 Aug, 2011

 

What a great job you have done,Pixi..and the Artist in you,certainly shows..so nice and private too..just love it. :o)

26 Aug, 2011

 

:) Thanks. :) yes it is mostly private now :)

26 Aug, 2011

 

What a wonderful make over I love before and after shots you have made your garden lovely:)

26 Aug, 2011

 

thats a huge difference, well done you.
just shows how somewhere ok but ordinary can be changed into something special.

26 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks both :) x

26 Aug, 2011

 

Aw, Pixi...you done well, hen!x :)))))

26 Aug, 2011

 

Wow what a difference. Looking back on it must make you feel so proud. You've done such an amazing job with it. Absolutely love the secret door by the way.

It just goes to show there is hope yet for uninspiring gardens and "wildlife gardens" (or should I say wilderness gardens - the type you can get lost in and not in a good way lol).

26 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks hen! :)
Yeah it jsut takes a bit of imagination and free cuttings etc .lol :) It was ajungle!!!!! amazing what we found in the long grass and weeds! lol..wish I had taken a pic then! :)

26 Aug, 2011

 

Amazing what you have done Pixi - excellent gardener and artist in you coming out in the green fingers area :)) That red robin is superb - all looks so elegant

26 Aug, 2011

 

Aw thanks Paul ::)))))) I jsut do what I can with what I've got lol,..hmmm is that rihgt? lol sry not with it tonight hahaha

26 Aug, 2011

 

A cin imagine, hen :)))

26 Aug, 2011

 

hhaha omg Karen you sound like me! hahaha

26 Aug, 2011

 

:)))))))))))))) You do excellent

26 Aug, 2011

 

Ah, weel...same neck of the woods! nearly! :)))

26 Aug, 2011

 

Hehee! nearly!

26 Aug, 2011

 

:)))...Sauchie, Alloa?! :)))

26 Aug, 2011

 

NOoooooooooo Arbroath now Fife!

26 Aug, 2011

 

What a great job Pixi!! I love seeing before and afters. You have a lot to be proud of here!!!

26 Aug, 2011

 

great blog pixi..what a transformation so much hard work and all..well done..nice patio pic

excellent

27 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Lil..yeah a lot of hard work but worth it..:)
Thanks Guy! So wish i had taken pics of it when I moved in there..the place was overgrown and house a mess! Just goes to show anything is possible witha bit of effort! :))))

27 Aug, 2011

 

Well done Pixi! What a transformation! You can lie out and admire it!

27 Aug, 2011

 

In the rain!? lol :) ty

27 Aug, 2011

 

Lol,Pixi..:o)))))))

27 Aug, 2011

 

:))))))))

27 Aug, 2011

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