Posted: 25/01/2012 at 13:45
I moved into a flat last August where the garden has not, apparently, been worked on for 12 years. It's sloping with wonderful views across the Bristol Channel.
Luckily the soil is wonderful and I have a lot of space, more than I have ever had, butI was dreading having to dig it and get rid of grass which, in some places, was about 3 feet high. Anyway I did dig and dig and dig...
Have actually set up a blog (more of a diary for my own benefit) if you google "willieverfinishdigging" you can find out more.
Anyway, I have dug out a rose plot plus two flower beds (have started filling them with dahlias, agapanthus, chrysanthemums and lots of other flowering periennals) besides a fruit plot for raspberries and strawberries and one vine.
Climbing roses and clematis have to be fitted in somewhere.
I have also dug plots so I could have an apple and a cherry tree plus two cobnuts (no doubt the birds and squirrels will get there before me).
And........ I dug out a pond too. It has been filled but before too long I will need to get out there to clear all the fallen leaves and other bits which have fallen in.
Underneath all the grass I found a rockery.. Hopefully I will be able to get around to doing something with it next year if not this.
I also intend to keep some of the garden for wild life.
Think I have enough work to do to keep me busy for a few years.. I really am quite excited by it all.