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I haven’t posted on here for ages! Mostly because there’s been so little to write about! Winter was so long and depressing, at least this lovely sunny weather gives me an excuse to be out in the garden :) I’ve been on a weight loss trip – started last October and so far have lost 3st. That’s almost 9st in total now :D It’s hard work but it’s great to buy clothes from any shop I like!

Anyway, back to gardening! Well, the border is looking rather more full to last year. For those who don’t remember/know our garden was created in July 2009 – it was completely gutted and redone by ourselves, most plants were bought from garden centres, some were given to us by family.

Here’s how it looked in 2008:

And in 2009:

And here it is now!

My tomato plants (Gardener’s Delight):

So much has changed since taking these photos a couple of weeks ago! I’ve grown Petunias from seed which are just about to flower. 23 tomato plants at the far end grown from seeds free from BBC Good Food magazine and some lettuce and spring onions.

Something I’m quite excited about is we’ve put the house up for sale. Yes, I know I’ll be leaving the garden I created only a year ago but I’m looking forward to starting again – hopefully with a bigger garden. I’ve got so many ideas for our new garden (wherever it may be!) including a dry river, a veg plot and a proper greenhouse! Woohoo! :)

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well done on the weight loss i know its hard but you seem to be doing something right,sounds exiteing for your next garden,good luck

4 Jun, 2010


Your garden looks lovely craftyemma! Well done on your weight loss (can I have a few tips please)

4 Jun, 2010


Lovely garden ... the new owners of your house should be thrilled!
Good luck with the new one. :o)

4 Jun, 2010


hI Emma well done with the weight loss i imagine you are very proud.your garden looks lovely. What a shame to move now after all your hard work.

4 Jun, 2010


Blimey ... I didn't comment on the weight loss ... very, very well done you! That's a hell of an achievement ... well done to you.

4 Jun, 2010


The garden is looing one heck of a lot better than when you started and at least you've managed to stay there over a year which is more than me at my last place, less than a year when I sold it. Though all the work you've put in is just practice for the next place :~))
Well done on the weight loss it will be the hard graft in the garden that is the secret ingredient of your diet

5 Jun, 2010


Hi again... your garden is looking great :o)

5 Jun, 2010


Hi CEmma, we havent seen you for a while. Hope you found a new home and a bigger garden and everything is okay.
The trouble is when you find you can grow GROWS ON YOU!!

11 Feb, 2011

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