Sunday, 14 June 2009

Maturing Garden



Perhaps it’s time to look at how the garden is doing now, it’s interesting to see how things change without you even really realising.

Yesterday we did some work on the tier, I put the slate down, slabs and put up the new feeding station. There’s pebbles yet to be put down and the idea is to have plants amongst the bark/slate/pebbles too but that’ll have to wait when I get the hang of propagating!
We’ve still got one third of it to do, but I bought more bark today so we should be able to get it finished next weekend :)


Front bed by the house

View looking at the garden, once the Magnolia, Cotoneaster and Elder as mature it should mostly be blocked – there’s a clear view up the garden from the street and I don’t like it!

The new border I’ve been working on, the idea this whole slope will be one flower bed (extending up beyond the Magnolia as seen in the previous photo) but rather than pulling all the turf up now and it being a big muddy expanse I’m working on it a bit at a time.


I wonder how things will look in 5/10 years time? An exciting thought, I wonder if I'll ever want to move after putting so much into something!

8 comments:

Chris said...

It is interesting to see other people'e gardens :-) I think I'm a bit nosey, I can't resist looking over the fences. Your garden looks great and I'm sure it will look magnificient in 5-10 years. I much prefer slow maturing gardens to the instant variety. As for propagating :-) I just like to buy bargains and have found some great plants at local charity fairs!

Pete said...

garden looking good!

Liz said...

Chris - Thanks for checking out my blog, I'm glad you enjoyed yourself having a nose around! :D

I think this is going to take many years to get to where I want to be, but I can already see dramatic changes from last year, so something is happening at least...

My propagating book is still a load of words that I don't understand. I feel so over-whelmed so I'm going to need to slow it down and try it one step at a time!

Liz said...

Pete - Thanks :D

There's plenty more work to do, but with time comes experience so hopefully I'll get better at it.

Joanne said...

Looking lovely

ShySongbird said...

I think a garden works better if it evolves slowly, it is certainly looking good already and obviously keeping you busy.

Liz said...

Joanne - Thank you! I still have a long way to go before I'm happy though...

Liz said...

Jan - It's certainly taking its time, I'm suffering from impatience over here. I want it mature, now!!

hehehehe

I think, to be honest it's more a case of wanting the hedges and such to be mature so I can feel nice and secluded and know that I can go pretty much anywhere without anyone seeing me.