As some of you were kind enough to show an interest in the story of my garden when I posted some pics the other day, as promised, here is a thread to tell you the story so far. I also hope to update this regularly to show progress and ask advice as I go along. This is very much a work in progress.
We are in Wiltshire, on the edge of Salisbury Plain. We live in an old house that has been split in to four flats. We have half of the downstairs and our garden would have originally been part of the kitchen garden of the house. We moved here in May last year. The house has been empty for a year prior to that as the elderly gentleman who lived here had died . Unfortunately I did not think to get proper 'before' photos of the garden. However the first big project was to fell some leylandii and cypress trees that were well past their best and I do have before and after shots of that. Prior to taking these trees down we also removed lots of huge and terribly neglected shrubs up against the wall running down the side of the garden. I wish I had before pics of this but just imagine the shrubs taking up the whole width of the bed that is there now (in later pics) and going up to and above the height of the wall.
The house is Grade II Listed and in a conservation area so we had to apply for permission to take these down but thankfully there were no objections.
I think I will do this in instalments so as not to overload you. Of for a tea break and back soon for more.