Wednesday, 25 April 2012

How does your garden grow?

One of the main drivers for us getting this house, aside from the masses of space, lovely wooden floors and a kitchen three times the size of our old one, is the garden.

Our old house was a Victorian terrace, so the garden was a small paved square, covered in weeds.

This was taken after I'd spent a few hours strimming and sweeping
and generally tidying up the place

Our new house has a massive garden! The living room opens onto a small patio, then there are steps leading up to a raised decking area.

It came with a table and benches, so with our furniture too
we can seat at least 11 people for a BBQ!

So far, so similar. Not much bigger than our old yard. However, to the left of the steps is the path leading to  the rest of the garden.

I'm going to have to do something about
all the dandelions though.

View from halfway up the lawn, back towards the house.

The rest of the lawn and greenhouse, taken from the other side.
You see those blossoming trees? Those are apple trees. There's a pear tree behind the greenhouse too. On the right side of the garden is a plum. There are strawberries growing all around the base of the greenhouse, and next to the house is a space for a kitchen herb garden, currently planted with mint, sage and rosemary.

We are very excited about the greenhouse. We plan to grow chillis, peppers, tomatoes and garlic; I also want to try out potatoes in pots.

I brought my sycamore seedlings over from the old house. They are doing well! Soon I will need to re-pot them. I'm not sure if they should stay out on the table, or if I should put them in the greenhouse. What do you think?


  1. I assume those are Sycamore tree seedlings? If they are, you're better off keeping them outside so their trunks will grow up strong. They say the same thing about tomato plants...let them be outside so they get strong enough to handle their weight.

    Also, I'm jealous of your garden. Around here, it's just a back yard.

  2. Wow, look at that garden! I'm getting more and more jealous of your new house ;) Have fun with all your fruit trees, I'd love to have something like that!

  3. That yard has so much potential! You guys are going to have so much fun designing it!


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