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My Garden - Past, Present and Future





Hi all, whilst browsing through some photos last night I found one taken on 25th September 2010 when we had lived in our house 11 months, I couldn't believe the transformation so I took another today to share.

When we moved in the veg patch was covered in weeds, this was taken after I'd cleared it, but then I couldn't use it until it had been dog-proofed.

So that's the past and present, future plans are to make a fruit patch (but not sure where yet) and also make beds around each of the trees, I'm also thinking of moving the plum tree as it seems to be sprawling and is too big for its current position in the border where it is.

Any comments or suggestions for improvement gratefully received, I've learnt so much already but still have a long way to go image




  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    And as expected they have posted the wrong way round!!  Bottom one is Past and top one is Present image

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 3,502

    Looks great doesn't it? I love before and after picsimage

    It doesn't look like there was any borders before? I particularly like the corner with the lavender, roses and what I think are day lilies? 

    I didn't realise you had a field behind - it looks very peaceful image

    Wearside, England.
  • Here's a bit of my garden's "before" and "after"











  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Thanks Philippa and Vic, yes you guessed right Victoria, that part of the garden is more established, the other borders at the back and other side were only put there in Feb/March this year. The only border was the one full of conifers, that came down!!

    It was the size of garden, the view and growing potential that sold the house to us, I was trying to grown veg in pots before.  At the back of the field behind the tress is a crematorium so very quiet neighbours.  A lovely horse lives in the field along with foxes image

    Lovely garden Northern lass image It looks like you've worked hard too.

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Thanks Mike image Honestly, I am a newbie, before this year most of it was changing the paving etc re shaping it rather than actually growing anything. The 'established' border has never done as well as this year thanks to feeding and advice from on here, I need to divide quite a lot in autumn.  Anyway, bed is calling, shattered, night night.

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     This is our garden when we moved in...


  • Sorry, for some reason the uploader is refusing any other pics apart from the one from five years ago! I shall try again tomorrow...

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Lovely Steve image 

    No one giving e any tips for improvements / changes then?

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949
    Go with what you're doing OL - seems to be working really well so far!!
  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I know some of the plants need dividing etc......a but scared if I'm honest, never done it before and don't know where to start image Might post some closer pics.

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