Update on my ugly dumping ground

lovegardening77lovegardening77 Berkshire Posts: 324
2018. Now! This area of the garden is by no means perfect nor finished yet. It hasn't turned out how I envisaged it at the beginning, I've had to change my ideas to suit the ground but I just wanted to show you what difference a year makes. It has been a source of anguish, frustration, a lot of sweat and back ache. It has also given me something positive to focus on through times of anxiety and depression. 2017, then.


  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,431
    A great transformation. Congratulations on channelling all the energy to good use. It's inspiring. Onwards and upwards!
  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 382
    Good work @lovegardening77 looking nice

    I've done some pea shingle paths too this year.  Looks good but not nice for bare feet gardening!
  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 739
    Looks great, well worth all that effort!
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,941
    Looks excellent. Well done.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,078
    What a difference a year makes! You should be proud of yourself. :)
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 3,561
    What a transformation! It looks lovely and I like your idea of a staggered pathway, presumably using some of the original bricks, Take lots of photos showing progress then you can look back on your efforts and say I did that.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 3,604
    You've done a lovely job with that space, it's looking great. May I suggest a nice bin store with a green roof to tidy up the bit by the gate?
  • nultyphilip224nultyphilip224 Ireland,..The Midlands.Posts: 923
    What a difference,..top marks to you,..always interesting to see the before and after,..the more one compares you see how much work was put into this project,..through anguish and frustration,..backache and the loss of a few points of sweat,..job well done.

  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 1,783
    What a bit of brightness and color you've brought to your garden.. and such hard work to achieve it!  I remember your original post last year.. thank you so much for the update.  I always wonder about OPs and their gardens.  Your pictures and progress are an inspiration to us all.  
    Utah, USA.
  • Hazel-1Hazel-1 Posts: 2,311
    Wow! What a lot of hard work you have done Lovegradening. I like the way you have created a patch of soil from removing some of the path, it really breaks the surface up. More opportunities to plant up some delicious plants now. Have you widened  the soil area agaist the outside wall,of the house? Its looks nice. Some nice climbers,i.e.  Jasmines or honeysuckle up against that back wall / fence would eventually cover it and give off delightful smelling flowers too. You are doing a grand job. These things do take time, but with patience and hard work, your hard work is beginning to pay off.
    North East
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