Transforming my garden wilderness
I'm posting this on here to help keep up my morale - this is the second summer we've lived in our house and I'm ashamed to say the already overgrown garden after 2 years on the market was abandoned with the new arrival (who's now 16 months)
I spent 9 1/2 hours clearing and weeding last weekend - this is 1/3 of our garden (we live in a bungalow with garden around 3 sides and an alleyway joining them up)
there's nothing special about my design I'm literally tidying it up at present the top pic is certainly not the before - half of the shrubs have gone plus 1 rose bed (and I have no idea what that gravel patch was ever put there for and neither did the neighbour who had known the previous occupants) and the fence was blown through all the way along fortunately our very kind neighbour replaced it and charged us a minimal amount as he knows we're completely skint!
Putting the progress up here is helping me keep going - we have some flags to lay and the lawn to re-seed and re-edge (we're filling the gravel patch with bark chippings so the kids can have a swing there, next job it to dig out a 3m long border that's overgrown with clematis and dandelions