Introducing a work-in-progress.

Introducing a work-in-progress.

My partner and I bought a house last year. The house was in need of serious cosmetic work (and still is - progress is slooow) and so was the garden. The previous owners had moved out several months before we moved in, and the garden was pretty much dead--the flowerbeds were buried beneath months of debris, half of the lawn had eroded completely (we think the previous owners had dogs), and there were overgrown and wild shrubby things all over the place. So it's kind of a project, especially given that my partner works full-time and I have health issues. Quite a lot of the stuff we want to do to the garden can't be done on the spur of the moment given the aforementioned issues, so I'm having to learn patience and accept that I can't have the world's most gorgeous garden straightaway. It's hard!
rosebush One of the rose bushes in bloom, last summer. yellowrose2 A yellow rose in bloom. thedaisies Blue daisies - I think they're actually marguerites. blue-eyes Blue eyes! So happy with this plant. It's such a lovely blue. doubleheadcordyline Double headed cordylines and blue eyes, in the front flower bed.
It's all still very much a work-in-progress. As a brief glimpse at the rest of the garden indicates, I still have a lot of ugly bushes to remove, a hideous lawn to sort out (arg) and lots of new flowerbeds to put in. In another six months things should look an awful lot better.
Golden Acre Park, Leeds, UK

Golden Acre Park, Leeds, UK

garden update

garden update

Echinacea – bug

Echinacea – bug

Blueberry Bed!

Blueberry Bed!

Wish me luck

Wish me luck

To-MAY-to

To-MAY-to