Taking shape

by Helen Hooker April. 13, 2015 3599 views

Getting on for two years after we moved to Elsenham, our garden is finally beginning to take shape. We had the plot landscaped last November but it was too late to plant much in the new beds, aside from a few bulbs. Over recent weeks the bulbs have gradually started flowering and this week my parents came to stay, armed with a tree and lots of other plants. This morning we took a trip to a nursery near Saffron Walden to buy some extra plants and were given a very warm welcome by Ellie, the resident canine. It'll take a while for things to grow and fill in the gaps but it's definitely beginning to feel more like a garden than a monoculture (my Dad's description back in the days when we only had grass) and we even have some new furniture meaning we can enjoy a cuppa overlooking our new, improved view!

While our garden was being landscaped back in November I took a series of panoramas with my iPhone to document the progress. The distortion is completely crazy but it gives you an idea of how it took shape!

Mum and Dad with Kevin at Beeches nursery this morning, with our trolley full of goodies.

Ellie, a ten year old Rough Collie, lives at Beeches Nursery and was only to happy to pose in return for a bit of fuss and attention

Kevin relaxing in the (almost) finished garden. We're still planning to add a bird feeding station in the nearest flowerbed and no doubt the planting will have filled out nicely by next summer.

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Larry Sample 5 years, 10 months ago

Looks great!

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Louise Hayes 5 years, 10 months ago


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John Parsons 5 years, 10 months ago

Nice to see family pics too! x

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John Parsons 5 years, 10 months ago

Very successful project Helen - look forward to seeing birdie pics when feeder is in place!!

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Antonio Gil 5 years, 10 months ago

Loved to see how things evolved.

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Liz M 5 years, 10 months ago

Looks great...love the photo of the dog too...lovely

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Gillian Parsons 5 years, 10 months ago

So exciting to see things begin to bloom the garden has really progressed, a lovely place to dine outside fingers crossed for continued good weather.....

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Moira 5 years, 10 months ago

Lovely progress can hardly believe it's two years either.
Nice one of your Mum and Dad and hubby.

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Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 10 months ago

I can't believe it's two years!
Looking well manicured!

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