Monday, 21 February 2011

Welcome to this blog, which I shall endeavour to keep updating as time allows. The purpose of this blog is to follow the progress of the reclamation of a large walled garden which was abandoned for approximately 24 years and is now slowly being dragged back into some sort of shape, one day a week.
The garden sits on a south facing slope, and has a wall running the entire length of the south facing aspect and a wall running two thirds of the length of the east facing aspect. It currently consists of two herbaceous borders, both approx 4m deep by 40m long, which rum along the south facing wall, a raised oval rose bed in front of the old summerhouse, two small beds either side of the summerhouse, a fruit bed along the remainder of the south facing wall with pear trees, apple trees, blackcurrants, redcurrants and gooseberries, and another border / bed running down the east facing wall. The remainder of the garden is currently divided into a large middle section and a bottom section - both of which were completely overgrown and have now been cleared of the trees and scrub ready for phase two. To give you an idea of what the garden was like just after I started, here are some photos - I had lots more but due to a technical glitch, they seem to have disappeared !!

Looking towards the fruit bed from the rosebed


Herbaceous Border after initial clearance

Middle Section before clearance started

Rosebed and Summerhouse

1 comment:

  1. Looks challenging Dave! Any chance of some bigger photos?