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The following photos are general views showing shrubs with a variety of colours just before the leaf fall.Very few flowers though.
Ordered some of Sarah Raven’s Autumn bulbs which will be here in September. A very reliable nursery and professionally packed.

I have included a few photos of the new tiered area (to the left of the steps).It was going to be a rockery,but couldn’t turn down these lovely pink Forest of Dean stones ( wrong shape for rockery)which a friend kindly gave us.There are 3 tiers.
This was the result of our water leak which was found under the steps.The whole area had to be changed and 2 tons of soil brought in to build up the earth which we both wheelbarrowed for 2 hours.!
My OH kept saying (’Never again)!

A few of the shrubs introduced are new but some I was able to use from existing plants.They are a little small but give it 6 months into the Spring new growth will hopefully begin.
The large potted Acer was moved from the back of the house + the urn.
The Festuca glauca was originally potted and looking quite sad so decided to plant it in the area.
The new shrub Strawberries and Cream Honeysuckle has pride of place just as you climb the steps.Should have a lovely fragrance.
I’ve included a couple of hardy Hebes a favourite of mine.

It has taken a few weeks of hard work for us both but I hope well worth it.Time will tell.Sometimes out of a ’crisis ’ new pastures arise!

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It sounds a lot of hard work but worth it to have such a picturesque garden :)

9 Sep, 2020

 

excellent efforts there and from such a disastrous water leak. it looks beautiful and will develop nicely over the next few months/years.

9 Sep, 2020

 

You are both so kind,Hywel and SB..
It has been a worrying time but enjoyable during the putting together time.

9 Sep, 2020

 

It looks amazing. Such hard work but well worth it.

9 Sep, 2020

 

Your garden looks so well looked after, Medowland. Nice shapes and colours of your various plants.

9 Sep, 2020

 

Thank you Klahanie and Linda..I can't believe how many changes we've made to the garden this year.Definitely a rest in 2021!

10 Sep, 2020

 

You have worked really hard and must feel proud of what you have achieved. Look forward now to see it flourish.

10 Sep, 2020

 

Thank you,Chris..I can see some of the recently planted shrubs have put on some growth...

10 Sep, 2020

 

Well done to you both for creating such an attractive garden ... I like it very much.

11 Sep, 2020

 

So kind of you Shirley...I'll pass on your compliments to my labourer (husband) x

11 Sep, 2020

 

You garden is a credit to you both it looks immaculate love the photo of the step area.

12 Sep, 2020

 

That's very kind of you 3d..

12 Sep, 2020

 

Hard work as you say but so worth it when you see the end result ... a beautiful garden that will look good even thru the cold miserable months. Tell hubby that I have a labourer like him and they are worth their weight in gold.

13 Sep, 2020

 

Thank you,Stroller. As you say there will be interest during the coming months.Looking forward to the Spring.
They certainly are worth their weight in gold..wouldn't change him for the world.

13 Sep, 2020

 

Its well deserved .😊

13 Sep, 2020

 

It looks absolutely stunning M'land, after all that worrying and the hard work you both deserve a rest now, so sit back and enjoy...

17 Sep, 2020

 

Your garden always looks beautiful...so structured and colourful...and a wonderful choice of shrubs....nows the time to wind down and enjoy a well earned rest after all that hard work...

19 Sep, 2020

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