I am lucky enough to have a good-sized garden. It is narrow, but long, bordered by fields on one side and a steep drop to the lane on the other. The house is in the middle, so I have two separate gardens; a patio end from my conservatory and then a longer area with my Hub, pond, wild flower area and raised beds.
The garden looks pretty bare at the moment, but within a month or so, it will transform. These images were taken in early March…..
This panorama from the top of my Hub’s Living Roof, make the garden look enormous, but it is actually pretty narrow…
At the Patio end, I have a small paved area, where I have bee hotels and feeders as well as as much nectar rich planting as I can cram in! This space is a sun-trap and, in the summer, is a lovely peaceful place to sit and watch the wildlife. Two thirds of this space has been fenced off for two pygmy goats, which I kept as pets. When one died last year, at the grand age of 12 years old, the remaining goat moved to a local school farm as she was lonely without her brother. This meant I suddenly had a large , rather neglected, area of the garden to develop.
Last April, we spent several weekends clearing the area, with the idea of developing it over the summer….. but a year passed before I finally got myself in a position, this Spring to start work.
This image was taken over the weekend, showing the existing patio, screened by a fence to the area I am redeveloping …
This video, taken on my phone, shows the area, as it is now, before development…..
With some images of the area as well….
This week, I am having the ‘professionals’ in to fence the area and to create a raised bed with sleepers to hold back the steep bank. I had other plans for a pond to be dug and a raised seating area, but costs have limited it to the basics at the moment. I am holding off making too many more plans until I can see the space I am working with once all the new fencing has gone in. I will be giving regular updates that will be grouped under ‘Patio Redevelopments’ category in my blog… so watch this space… you should see a massive transformation over the next year… it’s all very exciting!!