I have included a few pictures of the new garden in spring. We have been here about a year now and have made good progress with improving the clay and boulder soil that you get with new build properties. I do nt have room for a full compost bin but have got a wormary where the kitchen waste goes and so far it has made 2 trays of rich compost that I have added to the soil.


These images show the side borders. On the left near the patio we have planted fragrant shrubs. The yellow one is a Cytisus and the white one behind it is a Choisya. We are going to run some sweet peas up the trallis behind to give some summer colour.The Magnolia at the end of the border was taken from our old garden and has done well. We have put some wires agaist the walls and are going to train some climbers up these to give some height to the garden.


The Acers were transported from the old garden and with some careful watering over last summer have done really well. Behind aginst the wall on the right is a Wisteria we have had a few years now and are still waiting for a flower. We have planted a few small trees in the garden to try to get a bit of height. The one behind the Acer on the left is a flowering Cherry (Prunus). I aim to keep on top of the pruning of the trees as in a small garden they can easilly overgrow their space.

This Magnolia has again taken really well and has flowered beautifully this year.

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