What a nasty morning I am having.Haha. I have already done one post, & another complete one, with all the pictures in the correct order, & I must have touched something, & in spite of Blogger telling me all was saved, the whole post just vanished into the ether!
Before I get onto the garden again, I have been given this lovely award by Julia from Camille's Place. I will have to think about who to give this to, when I have a calmer mind.
The awards rules are to“Give the award to up to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel so happy about blogland!Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so that they can pass it on. Beware! You may get the award several times!
Thankyou Julia! You make my day too, when I see your beautiful skills.
Now, back to the garden makeover.
As you will see by some of the photos, the garden was largely an overgrown wilderness, when we bought this place. The old trees & shrubs had been badly neglected, & it was all full of weeds with no real retaining walls apart from the front one, which was made of old railway sleepers, & were rotting away.
This is after the
thieving, conmen rogues men, a father & his 2 extremely dimwitted sons, claiming to be landscapers, had been despatched.
This pic shows Daughter J & SIL, with Honey. (No they didn't lend a hand!)
This was taken before Gom had finished repairing all the walls. The Incompetents had tried to move the front retaining wall out by about 5 feet at one point. Luckily Gom saw the post concreted into the lawn, & stopped them. After they left, the post & concrete were still where they left them in the lawn!
This is Gom toiling away removing the old weeds & shrubs.
Here an old Macrocarpa or some sort of pine family, that had been quite pretty until an old 'handyman' completely ruined it, by hacking the lower branches & of course it never recovered. (No, Gom is not the only Garden Vandal!)