Well it's been raining all night and so far all morning here ! Lovely in so far as it will water the garden beautifully but not in the fact that we could be out in said garden weeding and tidying!
Our garden is a big part of our lives and when we bought this house one of the main reasons was the size of the garden. Having come from an Edwardian house in a town with a small 50 ft at best garden our green fingers were desperate ( especially in Paul's case) to have more space to work with.
On the side bar of this blog is our garden blog started in 2014 and sharing photos of how we worked on the garden and designed it, hows it's changed as the years have passed and we've had new ideas and how the plants have filled out.
While looking through some paperwork recently I found a photo of the house from the front when we first bought it and what we used for the cards to tell friends and family we were moving.
and this one is about a year later where we have had the drive widened and a walled edge made to retain it plus fenced between the two houses. Taken in 2006
Taken today once the rain stopped!
Due to the rain and searching for some photos I came across a few others that show the changes .
From this in May 2005
THIS! I had to laugh when I saw this photo I just took! The box is waiting it's Chelsea chop, so looks very overgrown! June 2017
From this, the very last 50 ft of garden in Jan 2006
today in Jun 2017.
Well the rains stopped but it's blowing a gale! I'd be outside doing some gardening but I'm waiting on a phone call so am playing on the computer while I wait!
So having shared all those old and new garden photos I thought it best to actually put a photo or two of a Sasha here at the end.
So here we have Caitlin in a new to us Ruth Hartley double smocked dress. She is also wearing Rosie Bloomfield shoes.
Caitlin's fringe is a law unto it's self.
But she came to me in almost mint condition, so I believe that it's always been that way.
I've finally received my phone call so can finally get off the computer and go to the local recycling centre with a boot full of rubbish.
So we'll speak later
I love those 'before' and 'after' photos. Sometimes you forget what it looked like and it's nice to be reminded of all the hard work you've put into it :) xReplyDelete
Thanks I always love seeing other peoples as you say it allows you , yourself to remember what it was like, it's easy to forget! :)Delete
You've done a lot of work but the end result is beautiful. You are a very dedicated gardener!ReplyDelete
Thank you. We do love gardening and it's a lot easier now it's got it's bones as they say. Paul does more of the garden now that me but I do help more this tie of year :)Delete
Great to see these before and after garden photos! You and Paul have obviously worked really hard over the last few years to make these wonderful differences.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing the results of the Box Hedging after it's Chelsea chop!
Thanks Kendal. I love before and after photos, helps to see whats happened.Delete
We did put a lot of work in getting it all as we wanted it, still have a few idea's that are in the pipeline.
I started on the chelsea chop this evening but still a few more hours to put in!
Thank you so much for sharing the before and after photos....I am just so nosey about houses and I love to see things like this.ReplyDelete
And Caitlin looks great in her new dress.....it really suits her!
Me Too! lol I love house and garden photos!Delete
the colour does suit Caitlin :)
It's wonderful to see the before and after views - what a transformation! I think sometimes we don't always realize the progress we have made. I love your boxwood garden! Even in its 'shaggy' state, it's just beautiful.ReplyDelete
I agree , I love before and after photos :) It's true you never remember exactly how much you've done and just what it looked like before.Delete
Alas the shaggy boxwood is no more, it's had a nice trim and we can now walk down the path without getting soaked below the knees!
You obviously put a lot of work into your garden, but it paid, it's so lovely.ReplyDelete
Your dresser makes a perfect Sasha catwalk!
Thank you , we do love gardening and designing :)Delete
Mm yes that dresser is coming in handy for Sasha catwalking.... :)
Isn't it lovely to see the before and after photos of your house and garden Dee, and my goodness hasn't it all come along in leaps and bounds! Although I suspect sometimes it didn't feel like it was moving much at all!ReplyDelete
And very nice to see little Caitlin at the end there, the icing on the cake :)
Thanks I think before and after photos are great. It does show just how much the place as moved on since we bought it.Delete
I do love Caitlin :) xx