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my empty, boring garden (my excuse is we have not moved in long!)


By Hazel

my empty, boring garden (my excuse is we have not moved in long!)

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Hey! a blank canvass, what's wrong with that? as you can get the full visual impact of, what can be, and what will be, or que sara: que sara.

12 Mar, 2008


What a fantastic space Hazel! You'll have a great time planning and planting this one up. Enjoy

12 Mar, 2008


Now what can I see... a great hedge where you can make a border which will be protected and show up against a green background; a good fence ready for trellis where you can grow LOTS of climbing plants: a seating area where you can place pots full of lovely coloured plants for the summer - and lots of space for you to design island beds later on; stepping stones where you could erect a rose arch... What wonderful plans you can make! How lucky you are.not to have to start with a briar and nettle patch... Have fun!

12 Mar, 2008


Thank you! Its not really as large as this photo suggests mind you- I must have somehow used a wide-angled lens. The garden does have what my mum calls "potential", but also some problems of facing north, being windswept and having shallow topsoil onto thick sticky clay.
I am looking forward to getting started though. Thank you for inspiring me!

13 Mar, 2008


We started with a blank canvas 3 years ago. We have third acre of light sandy soil, facing NE in a climate with cold winters and hot summers, and generally a lot dryer than England. The lower end of the garden reminds me of a desert, the natural growth (notice I don't call it grass) is brown for a lot of the year too.
By the way this is supposed to encourage you, Hazel!!!!
The top half is more fertile since a variety of farm animals and poultry had lived here over the years. We had to have a firm in to clear the rubbish and unwanted undergrowth. Some weeds do grow big and strong and took a lot of shifting. They call them pig weeds here, but I've never seen them in England.
Having cleared it we set about creating a garden to relax in. It is all curves, paths, beds etc. The neighbours are amazed because everything in Hungarian gardens is in straight lines. We have used pergolas and arches to break it up. I follow my own ideas and inspiration to make new beds and different areas in the garden. We have 2 ponds various small rockeries. and the latest venture is a conifer bed. The main thing is that we have had a lot of fun doing it, and when we are at home it is a wonderful oasis to relax in. I can't wait for the weather to warm up a bit so that I can start having breakfast in the garden again. I can do this by April usually.
Sooo have fun with your space, and do what you want with it.

15 Mar, 2008


Just looking through your picks. Great size. We moved into our house 2 years ago this May/June. It was empty apart from the row of conifers. It's amazing what a bit of time can do. Keep the pics coming.

5 Apr, 2008


Hi Hazel, can you give GOY an update and some photos yet of how you are getting on?

16 Aug, 2008


And how is it looking now Hazel?

11 Nov, 2009

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