OK, so if you've come here from my other blog (Maisie Moonshine's) you will know that the Moonshines have re-located. Which means of course that there is a whole new garden to play with - and not only a garden - we also have a small paddock beyond the garden gate.
Since the house is a new build we have virgin garden which in estate agent's speak is "laid to lawn", which gives us a blank canvas to work from - a daunting prospect again.
This time I remembered to take "before" shots - so for the first time ever we will have progress and reminder pics as well as keeping this ether-journal of the whole project.
Here are the back garden "before" photos taken in April 2011
As you can see the garden is a bit of a tricky shape - and we are having a devilish job deciding on a design - which is unusual, as Mr Moonshine is usually pretty good with the old graph paper and coloured pencils. We are still awaiting the EUREKA moment when inspiration dawns - so watch this space 'cos how it will all progress is as big a mystery to me as it is to you!
Just for the record here is a picture of the paddock in all its winter ugliness. This was taken before we bought a new mower and it hadn't been mowed for about 6 months (AMAZING the difference mowing has made - will post pics next time). The earthworks in the middle of the picture are the holes for the fruit trees we have planted - more on that next time too.
Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil,
getting dirty without feeling guilty,
and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.
Lindley Karstens, noproblemgarden.com
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