getting started

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I may be a bit slow at this at first, first time at a blog and all that. I’m excited to construct this site over the next few years and document the ideas that we’ve tried in the garden. Our garden evolved gradually – when we started we just wanted a green space to relax in, but over the years, and taking inspiration from numerous places, a philosophy of sorts emerged. There are three strands to it: Children, Parents and Nature. All three have specific needs, but we didn’t see any reason that a garden couldn’t cater for them all at the same time. Our garden is small, about 25m by 7m, but we wanted to make it feel big. We wanted to avoid non-natural materials and be organic (though we’re not perfect at this by any means) and we wanted to recycle and build as much as we could on a limited budget. We have have twin boys aged three, who road test everything, so the garden had to be tough. We both work, so it needed to be easy to maintain. Along the way we’ve made lots of mistakes, but that’s the great thing about gardens, they forgive you!

Back yard, facing down the garden
Back yard
Back yard, facing the front
Passageway between the yard and the back garden
Back garden
Back garden (where the Cacoon is now)
Back garden, looking towards the house
Looking down the back garden
Towards the house from the back of the garden
Front garden

3 thoughts on “getting started

    Barrie Day said:
    June 9, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Amazing to see how it was when you arrived. What changes you’ve made and it continues to evolve in an intriguing way. Fascinating blogspot. I’ll follow with great interest.


    Lucie Davey said:
    June 20, 2015 at 8:39 am

    I’d totally forgotten what your garden looked like when you moved in and now it looks absolutely amazing! It truly is a little oasis of calm. I’m hoping that you can come and work your green finger magic in the Isle of Man very soon.


      pclay119 responded:
      June 21, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Of course we’ll come 🙂 Get some cuttings together of your favourite garden ideas and we’ll take it from there 🙂 x


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