Posted: 20/09/2016 at 17:50
Our current garden was carved out of cow pasture. Centuries of poo on deep, alkaline loam so very fertile but completely uneven and boggy and full of weeds, grass and just two ordinary pollarding willows and a gas tank. We spent the first few years here sorting out the house - kept the outside walls, roof and one lot of beams but everything else is new - to make it habitable and then comfortable before tackling the garden apart form having a man come with a bulldozer to smooth it out, take out those trees and scoop out a big pond for drainage and wildlife.
Now we too are on the move to a house that needs a bit of work but nothing major. The garden is larger, but half is pasture and a large chunk has been fenced off for hens (future veggie plot? ) and has neutral to acid soil and no heavy or prolonged frosts so I'm looking forward to getting stuck in and making something beautiful but simple to maintain and fun for the dogs and cat while we age disgracefully.
Have you started potting up your treasures and taking cuttings?