Tuesday, 30 April 2013

What a lot can happen in 12 months.

I missed my blog anniversary! I was 2 on the 10th April. So much has happened in 2 years and I can't really believe that when I started the blog I was still living in a tiny flat in miserable London and only dreaming of a life in the country. Now I can't imagine living anywhere else.

I love my house and I love my town, but the thing I love most - if you hadn't guessed - is my garden.

Today was spent in there pottering about, the grass had it's first mow of the year. I strimmed. I planted some purple sprouting broccoli in the raised bed (currently the rasied bed is home to that, leeks, spring onions and one black Russian tomato.) I have some runner beans and Morning Glory gone in.

Thought I would provide the latest before and after gardening photos, because they are always fun to look at. 1 year ago and today.

1 year ago. I must say the grass was healthier, probably because it had hardly been walked on.

Today. So different.

A year ago. Untouched but so rural and lovely.

By the way, the near bed is so full because I have put pots and stones on it to deter the cats - seems to be working.

Took this just after the doors and windows went in last year.

It is nice to look back and see the difference.

Well who knows what the next 12 months will bring and what the before and after photos will look like then.

Next before and after will be the bathroom - later in the Summer months.


  1. Well done on all your achievements, your place looks fantastic!

  2. It looks fantastic Dan, and will get even better year on year.That's what I love about gardening - the fact that things are constantly evolving. This year we have a veg patch in the back garden aswell as having the allotment. I'm going to enjoy being able to just pop out of the back door to pick the ingredients for tea!

  3. Doesn't time fly. And what a lot you have achieved in those 2 years. Well done.
    Love from Mum

  4. It's great what you've done in the garden. Always challenging with a slope. Really enjoyed looking at your photos, thanks for sharing !

  5. You have accomplished a lot in such a short time, love your garden! :)

  6. I think it looks amazing. Well done you. and such vision to be able to visualise where everything should go. I really wish I had that.

    Maybe a job as a garden designer who sings to the plants is in your future?

  7. Aww, so jealous! Sometimes I feel like running away from the city and living in a cave somewhere! :)

  8. Congratulations on both your blogiversary and your fabulous garden! You have done such a lot and it looks great.
    Cheers Judy xx

  9. wow what a difference. Looks great

  10. Happy Blogoversary! Wow what awesome pictures. That inspires me to work on some before and after pictures. Your place is looking amazing. Nicely done!!

  11. I love before and after pictures. What was once a boring old back garden now looks much more interesting and all that in such a short time. Well done you.

  12. So looking forward to see how your garden grows !! (jumping up and down)
    Going to England next week : can't wait, to have a look at the lovely gardens and buy magazines !!