The story begins in August 2015 and I was out in my garden where I was having a good look around and I had come to realise how much of a state my garden was in. It was covered in overgrown bramble and weeds, also there was an old shed at the far end of the garden that was slowly rotting away plus the fact it was harbouring years of dumped junk that was the result of years of ” Put it in the shed for now”.
The only problem was that the shed was still cluttered inside plus there was branches growing inside from e neighbouring tree. The branch was growing right through the shed and sprouting out of the roof. There was also a lot of junk accumulating in the garden over the years, as I was like many people of clearing unwanted items from the house and storing in the garden.
So I made the decision to do something about it. The first part of my plan to modernise the garden was to have major clearance of all the junk. So I enlisted the help of my brother Roger and we gathered together all the junk in the garden into
one main pile, also we cleared the shed of the junk inside onto the pile. we then commenced with dismantling the shed. This was then piled as junk onto a separate pile.Then I had the whole lot taken away by a private contractor.
I then set about laying the ground work for the garden by clearing away all the bramble and weeds,then the task of designing the layout. Over the course of a year the garden was dug over, raked, divided into sections and the most important part was buying a greenhouse. I felt that a greenhouse was going to be the very heart of growing my own plants and flowers from seeds which after a few months proved quite successful.
I can only express how other gardeners can feel is the sheer joy and pleasure of watching them starting from seed, growing into seedlings and eventually full-grown flowers to display in your garden either in the ground or in display baskets or containers.
I am not an experienced gardener, I had a few failings along the way. I got a lot of growing tips from the internet, places like YouTube, I educated myself on the wrongs and rights of making a beautiful garden and I feel I was well rewarded..I kept photographs of my progress and when I compared the before and after. you would not think it was the same garden. At the end of the day I am well satisfied. I can go out into my garden now and relish the thought that I did that.