So we have been pretty immersed in gardening recently…I blame that half week of gorgeous weather that alluded to a possible summer for spurring us on.
We arrived to our new home to something akin to the scene from Jumanji when the vines take over the house. When making the decision to buy it, my husband to be foolishly uttered the words ‘the garden will just take an afternoon’…
I have spent most of my winter out in the rain, swashbuckling with wild bamboo and brambles to try to tame the jungle and turn it into a space we want to spend time in.
And this is how it currently looks out of my window! We still have a long way to go, but I love looking at the before and ‘so far’ shots to remind myself how much work we have really done over this quite wet and gross winter.
The twig in the barrel is a dwarf pear tree…so tempted to buy a dwarf apple or apricot too. I would adore a mini orchard. Roll on my first harvest!
PS – I am well aware this blog post seems to have been written by someone’s Nan, but honest…I drank a lot of gin whilst gardening…I am still rock and roll!…well a bit.