It’s been a little while since I posted anything from the garden, because to be honest I haven’t been doing all that much! Only a little bit here and there…Which I guess add up to quite a bit of difference when it’s so long between updates!
Here’s the front when we moved in:
And after a little bit of digging:
Our hedges out the front were not successful. All but about 5 of them died a slow and terrible death. So I had to change tack, and instead of having a hedge to fence off the front part of the garden, I decided to build some trellis fences and plant flowering climbers. I painted the trellis a deep blue/charcoal which helps to blend it in and not be too obvious until the climbers actually do some climbing. My trellis stakes are very wonky and so too is the fence, but I’m hoping once the Chinese Jasmine and Hardenbergia‘s do their job that no one will notice! I also added a row of pavers to the front of the edging, because the corrugated garden edging wasn’t holding the garden bed in very well by itself. Everything is pretty wonky but I like it, makes it look handmade =P
The circular garden is going great guns! From humble beginnings, it’s growing really well (all natives except the Japanese Maple in the centre). Though it does lack bursts of colour, so I’m going to plant some lovely bulbs in between the existing plants and come spring it will be so gorgeous!
So the front is slowly slowly coming together… There is still so much to do, but I know working on it a little at a time will pay off eventually. I’m just so impatient, it’s hard to not get disheartened!
Do you have any plans for your garden? Like, big, never-ending, mammoth plans? I’d like to hear about them =)