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Update on my ugly dumping ground

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 Posts: 18,026
    A great transformation. Congratulations on channelling all the energy to good use. It's inspiring. Onwards and upwards!
  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 568
    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 Posts: 1,139
    Looks great, well worth all that effort!
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Looks excellent. Well done.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,675
    What a difference a year makes! You should be proud of yourself. :)
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,948
    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.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,154
    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?
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • What a difference, 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: 2,986
    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.
  • autumngloryautumnglory Posts: 255
    Wow that looks so much better! Well done!
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