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Into our second year

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It’s hard to believe we’ve lived in our new home for over a year the time has flown by ..

We thought we would have more time when we downsized to a small garden but NO ! It’s taken a year to get ourselves established with different jobs that needed doing in the house i’m pleased to say we’re finally on top of most of them .

We have been inundated with visitors mostly coming to stay for weekends , they love our area which includes visiting the various broads .


This is 10 minutes walk from us ………

The garden is slowly taking shape , do you remember this photo soon after we moved in ?


This is what the section looks like now , we decided to make a scree garden so that I could use my lovely big flint stones that I brought with me .. it’s about 12ft x 15 ft .


It’s planted up mainly with grasses and at the moment has some Leucojum gravetye giant in flower …plus the special Cyclamen plants kindly given to me by BJS which I brought with me from my old garden … since this photo we’ve placed my sundial in the middle ..

We’ve also made some headway with a small vegetable garden .. I say we but I mean my hubby its all his work ..


Potato Rocket ..and broad beans


A few strawberries ,lettuce, beetroot etc. to come ..

Sundial

Thank you for looking at our progress so far …

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Amy, when I saw that top picture all those months ago, my heart sank. It just looked like a horrendous job. And then, when you got started and found all the concrete under the gravel.....my heart sank again for you! But look at what you've achieved already! You've done a brilliant job and I love your scree garden. I'm fascinated with the flints...they are really different. I love the shapes. You could even grow houseleeks in them couldn't you! They are all characters in their own right. Congratulations on a job well begun!

25 Apr, 2019

 

wow what a transformation. you have worked so hard and this looks wonderful.

25 Apr, 2019

 

What a difference Amy. You and OH have done a great job transforming it from that first photo.

25 Apr, 2019

 

You have made a lot of progress in just a year, Amy! The scree garden is quite a move away from "traditional" soil based gardening - I like it as well!

25 Apr, 2019

 

Looks lovely Amy well done to you both.

25 Apr, 2019

 

Looks great Amy, you've done so well getting the house sorted and the garden too. I like your scree bed, very effective! Lovely veg too :-)

25 Apr, 2019

 

Thanks all for your kind comments it has been hard work but at least we can see the light at the end of the tunnel , Karen I love those flints I couldn't leave them behind gosh were they heavy to move yes I can put house leaks in the holes I have done that previously and as for the concrete in the back garden I'm not sure if we'll ever overcome that I tried planting ground cover plants along a path back there but couldn't break through the concrete to plants them only in a few odd spots also the horse tail is growing again I'm out every morning with my paintbrush dabbing it hoping it will one day be gone ....
Dawn Happy belated Birthday ,sorry we weren't here so didn't get to send you birthday wishes I hope you had a lovely day Xx

26 Apr, 2019

 

Thanks Amy.
Horse tail, damn, my theory is if you don't give it light it cannot thrive, like ground elder so now I just keep hoeing off

27 Apr, 2019

 

I knew it wouldn't take you and Tony long to get started. A year goes by faster these days doesn't it? veggie gardening isn't my first love...but it sure pays off in delicious ways.
I was wondering if you could find something occlusive to put over the concrete wasteland? I used a piece of pond liner to eradicate some horrid weed that's like tanglefoot... bindweed? ... it blocks the light very efficiently and even stops seeds from germinating. in the sun it stores a lot of heat and that may be what stops the weeds..they're literally cooked! downside is... it's just plain ugly. a case of what's worse...the curse or the cure? I've also used a little copper kettle full of boiling water.. dribbling boiling water on the weed seedlings coming up between pavers kills them to the root and you just sweep them away. the earthworms are back and the robins are happy.
I can't believe we've been here 9 years. my progress does not compare to yours...

27 Apr, 2019

 

Well done Amy, looks lovely!

28 Apr, 2019

 

What a difference a year makes, and what a good idea to make a scree garden, those flints are amazing arent they? love it......well done to hubby on the veg plot too......

28 Apr, 2019

 

Amy, I'm amazed at the size and shapes of those flints, they are gorgeous! We have many walls made of flints down here in Sussex, but nothing to rival those. Garden looks great ... :o)

29 Apr, 2019

 

Dawn /Lori you wouldn't think the Horsetail could get any light here where there isn't concrete in the back section theres some kind of black cover under the gravel ,I've witnessed the Jackdaws scuffling the gravel away to pluck at the threads of the black stuff presumably to take to their nests it's quite fascinating to watch them . 9 years Lori you must be well and truly settled by now ..
Thanks Kate ,Dd ,Shirley :o)

29 Apr, 2019

 

All that hard work is certainly starting to pay off,Amy,and It's great to have a new project with your scree garden ..those flints are fantastic...I'm sure you will get it just as you want it,if your determination has anything to do with it ! lol.Congrats to Tony too,his veggie patch looks great :o xx

1 May, 2019

 

I see a plan taking shape. I'm curious to see how you transform the space to make it your own. I never heard of a scree garden so here's my chance to find out. Amazing what you can do with such a small space. Happy Anniversary in your new home.

1 May, 2019

 

Thanks Sandra we're getting there slowly xx ...Thanks Paul I never really plan properly things evolve as I go along they often finish up being quite different to how I had in my mind ... Scree garden is just that scree ( stones ) with a few plants thrown in Ha ha ..

1 May, 2019

 

Wonderful to see it all coming along Amy. I'm glad you're enjoying your new home :) x

5 May, 2019

 

O.M.goodness what a challenge, but you have made great strides towards getting the gardens tamed, productive and attractive all in such a short time. Love the idea of the scree garden and along with everyone else, I really like those flints. I shall enjoy watching your progress.

17 May, 2019

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