Breeze Block Garden

I'm a new subscriber to Gardeners World and I have rarely watched the programmes in the past; but I think I'm becoming a convert. I'd be interested in any comments on my "blog". It's not really a blog it was just a way to save what I've done in a way I could keep and show my friends and family; I've no intention of adding weekly updates or whatever it is that bloggers do. It's also my first time using WordPress so apologies to those of you who are expert at these things.


  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,236

    I've made it into a link so it's easier for folk to access.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,665

    Welcome aboard bplp image

    What a lovely colourful garden you've created ... many congratulations ... may it give you and yours much pleasure for many years to come image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,674

    What a lovely garden,you are obviously enjoying yourself in creating it!

    I like the idea of the raised block beds.As you get older they are easier to maintain!!

    Last year I had my pond changed from one in the ground to a raised one.

    The pond in the ground was getting to be a chore to maintain as I am not as 'bendy' as I once was and with the raised pond I can really enjoy it and watch the fish as I sit on the edge.

    In the ground pond:-


    Raised pond:-


    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,199

    That's a good, solid looking raised pond.   Great idea for aging knees.

    Love the breeze block raised beds too.  I shall be pricing some up for our own veggie plot before springing them on OH.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,039

    You've made a lovely job with those breezeblocks, bplp, and lovely colourful planting!  Quite a transformation from that large area of paving which always looks rather drab and sterile I think.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • your garden looks fab. There is a post from a member who has discovered their garden in concreted over. If you don't mind I will post the link to your blog on their post. It may give some inspiration on what is possible. 

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