Where we started

Anyhow, the garden I described with a lawn and beds is pretty much we inherited from the previous owner.  I’ve just realised looking through the photos taken when we bought that it actually was rather nice: boring but well tended.  Here it is:
View of garden, mainly lawn

The garden, August 2009

Over the space of a year, with two children and the pressures of doing up the intererior of the house, this has become pretty shabby.  The lawn is a mess, the battle against rampant growth by spiky holly and mysterious and malevolent giant daisys fought by my wife has been hard and seen some victories to the plants.

Garden with parts of lawn dug up

The garden, August 2010

But the good news is we’ve started work on transforming the garden.  As the image above makes clear this involves it looking a lot worse before it starts looking better, but the garden that will be is literally being carved out now.

Where there is lawn, may we bring vegetables.  Where there are malevolent super-daisys, may we bring fruit trees.  And where there are pointless spiky things, may we bring fun places for the kids to hide.  If St Francis of Assisi were behind this garden project, I expect that’s how he would have summed up the plan.

About charlesbodsworth

I'm a dad of two, web content professional, occasional triathlete and blog about maintaining websites and, more personally, about my growing children and garden.
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