The story so far…

In the beginning, the garden looked like this:


Actually, that wasn’t quite the beginning.  Rewind a little further, lose the step that shows we’re actively working on it and it looked more like this:


That’s more like it.  I took this shot from as far down the garden as I could get.  Right behind me was this:

IMG_20131130_153017What you’ve got here is a very sophisticated Buddleja scaffolding holding up over a decade’s worth of brambles.  There’s a back wall in there somewhere, far, far away.

Now, fast-forward to now.  We’ve had a few weekends (and the odd day) concentrated working on the garden. We’ve put in a shed, cleared bag* after bag* of ivy, brambles, buddleja and assorted garden crap.  We’re nowhere near finished, but we’ve made a start…

We’ve made a start on the herb garden, the fruit trees are here and ready to be planted as soon as I’ve collected another bag* of horse manure.

The next step – the next step – is chickens.  Then a yurt.

Ever wish you’d never started something?

*Bag – 1 cubic metre, or thereabouts.

By John Clayton

Father of 5, husband to a wonderful wife, cook, geek. Software gardener in the wilds of Lincolnshire. Coder, Ninja Poet (apparently).


    1. Oh yes! Word of warning, though, if you try and burn the leylandii it creates an unbelievable amount of smoke! Not one to repeat!

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