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Getting into the swing of things!


By sharonm


It’s been 4 years since I had a garden to call my own and boy have I missed the joy, heartache and endless hours of toil! Thankfully we have bought a new house and with it a little patch of garden to the rear. Since the beginning of the transformation from grass to garden last month many things have happened, it never ceases to amaze me how wonderful nature really is. I planted 4 photinia 3 weeks ago, to my utter joy they are thriving and already showing new growth, I pruned back the faded red leaves to encourage new growth and look forward to seeing them appear. My only upset so far is my poor camillia which is not at all happy in its new home, the leaves are turning brown and the poor thing is looking miserable, I actually chose a mature plant from the nursery and of the 2 I chose this one is not happy but the other is coming on great, I moved it to a more sheltered position today so fingers crossed it will be happier. I will post pics soon of the before and after.

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Can't wait to see your pics. How exciting to have a garden again!

6 Apr, 2011


What a lovely prospect for you to be able to make a garden again - I hope you enjoy it.

7 Apr, 2011


Good luck with your new garden. I will look forward to the photos. I hope yoour camellia is all right now you have moved it.

8 Apr, 2011


Thank you all for your lovely comments. Lainedru, i have posted some pictures and will try to get more on later today (if Im not too busy in the garden)! Hywel, my camillia is not looking much diferent yet, I really hope it dosent die, I would be very upset as they are one of my all time favorite. Marie, at the moment its all very hard work but each day see's something new so it is all very exciting. Thank you again, I look forward to getting to know you all better.

8 Apr, 2011


Hi Sharon... Welcome to GoY...

Good to know you are enjoying gardening again :o)

13 Apr, 2011


Hi Terratoonie, thank you for the welcome. I am exhausted but enjoying every minute! The garden albeit very young and immature is coming together nicely. My task this week is trying to get my lawn back, it took quite a battering when the building work was being done with 90% now being nothing more than compacted soil, cement and stone. I've managed to loosen most of the soil and remove a lot of the cement and stone. Hard work but hopefully will be very rewarding! I will post more pictures soon.


13 Apr, 2011


Hi Sharon ... I know what you mean about being exhausted from gardening work ... it is so tempting to do just a few more extra tasks, isn't it !

Seems you've made a good start on your lawn improvement... it will take a while to recover ...

13 Apr, 2011

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