New garden, new beginning

So, I’ve moved into the new place – it’s a Victorian end-terrace – and have a whole new garden to sort out. When we moved here, it consisted of a path, a lawn, and what seemed like about a ton of dog shit nestling in the grass.  After spending the last 20-odd years tending and shaping the old garden, It’ll be a challenge to get this one up to scratch – but you all know me… love a good old challenge.

The plusses:

  • it’s a completely blank canvas
  • I have two new (still slightly skitty) chickens called Judy and Liza
  • I have a greenhouse (in many, many pieces – still to be assembled)
  • I’ve already turned over the bottom part of the garden, ready for said greenhouse to be built on, with a veg plot at the side
  • the garden will never flood or be boggy, as I’m at the top of the hill – #winner
  • cuttings from various sources are lined up on the patio, and some seem to be taking
  • I have lots and LOTS of ideas (actually maybe too many for the space I have)

The minuses

  • The ex decided to lock all my gardening stuff* in my old greenhouse and take the key, so I’ve had to get new kit.

*actually was only going to take my greenhouse caddy my son bought me for Christmas and some seeds… but hey ho – I’m sure the ex will look absolutely delightful mincing around the garden in pink gloves, weilding the mighty pink trowel and hand fork

So there you have it… the intro to the new pad… will try to update more often 🙂

as it is now

as it is now



4 thoughts on “New garden, new beginning

  1. I was thinking about you the other day and wondering why we had not heard from you in so long. I did remember you were moving to a new house and I figured it would probably be the same as when we moved here four years ago. I still have boxes in the shed. I have a fairly large back area but the previous owner didn’t like gardening so everything is covered either in concrete or gravel. There is only a very limited amount of earth to play with. I am in the process of moving sections of the gravel but it’s hard going. If it was “nice”gravel I would probably leave it but it’s dirty grey stuff – fairly cheap. Never mind, I’ll get there – AND So will you. Good luck in the new place.

    • Thanks – it’s all work in progress as the ground’s not been dug for ages I think – but nibbling the lawn out bit by bit – you may like the next post about the history of the house – I’m finding it fascinating stuff

  2. Any plants you’d particularly like for your new place? Will send you cuttings/splits if I have them… Good luck with the new patch.

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