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First Full Year in New Garden


By penbob


Spent the year cutting out new borders, establishing new greenhouse, putting in new paths and steps and digging a small veg. plot. Replaced 2 Crab Apple trees with 2 Eating Apples (1 family tree – Spartan, Katy, Cox and 1 Blenheim Orange). Added 1 Peach Tree. Grown Mimosa Tree from cutting, (now about 10ft tall, but not sure whether it will survive winter). Spent a fortune on shrubs at local nursery as garden had very little in it when we moved in. Pictures taken in April and again in August. Hopefully the borders will become more established during the following couple of years. Have cut approx. 60cm of the height of the laurel hedges (about 130m in total length!) Will spend more time next year on improving the lawns.
Despite the garden being new to us we have enjoyed quite a colourful growing season this year.

Pictures taken in May and then again in October.
At present garden under 6in. of snow.

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you have worked so hard! so many lovely plants ~ but my favourite is that gorgeous acer

2 Dec, 2010


Well done... lots of progress...
I hope the snow isn't doing any damage...

2 Dec, 2010


You've really been busy...when things are clear of snow and spring arrives I bet your garden is going to look really nice.

2 Dec, 2010


Amazing isn't it, when you look at the start, you reap the rewards at the end. Looks good.

2 Dec, 2010


Thanks for all the lovely comments. The acer we brought from the old garden. It started off about 10ins tall and was kept in a pot. It was about 18-20ins tall when we arrived here. We thought it might do well in the lawn and since it has been there it has really taken off. The mimosa tree can just be seen in the first photo being supported by the wooden post. About 3ft high then. It now towers above the hedging which is about 8ft high. We do wonder if the snow/ice/frost will damage it but we will have to wait and see.

3 Dec, 2010

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