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D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,799

Just posting a couple of pics to show how far my little garden has come. 18 months ago I was overwhelmed with the task ahead after moving into the biggest and most complicated garden I had ever owned. With lots (and I mean lots) of encouragement and support from you guys it actually looks like a garden now.image

Most of my work has been maintaining and developing what was originally here. But there were a couple of patches that I have made my own, so here, like a very proud mummy, are a couple of pics. I know it's not perfect, still lots of ideas and gaps to fill but this morning looking at my little  'white patch', I felt very proud. Sorry for showing off, but it made me very happy following on from a very trying previous week and I know people do like to see before and afters. image

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Early sping, when what is in it now was just lined up in seeds trays in the living room. image

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 September 2015 image

 

 

"To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
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  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,368

    That looks fab DD, everything flourishing, wish my white shady border looked like thatimage

  • Snow MaidenSnow Maiden South Coast UKPosts: 862

    Looks beautiful DD, well done.I'm like you in early spring.......seed trays everywhere but I love growing from seedimage

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190

    I love a before and after DD - brilliant!  Isn't it tremendous how quickly something can change  image

    How you find the time to do what you do is incredible. I know how hard it can be to juggle all those plates, so I've put a hat on so that I can take it off to you image 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,989

    Love it.

    Consequences, altered cases
    Broken noses, altered faces
    My ego altered, altered egos
    Wherever I go, so does me go
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,069

    Well done DD.  I love white in shady patches.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190

    It's hard to beat white planting for shade, especially an area you can see from a window. It glows at dusk image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,799

    Thanks all, you make me blush. imageimage

    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • Well done DD, looks lovely. And in just one year. White flowers are my favourite too.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,419

    well done you DD.

    Credit where it's due.

    Devon.
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