Starting on the garden makeover

Since the fence between my neighbour and I went up on Saturday, I’ve been able to evaluate in context the way I would like my garden to go. It already feels more like a garden, being more enclosed, although a good dose of rain would make it less tired-looking.

I can’t do much while the soil is so hard (the ground needed two washing up bowls of water to enable me to put the final tomato plant in today). However, rain or no rain, I was able to remove the fence right at the end of the garden.

I guess it was put in simply to mark some kind of boundary, although the path behind it is also part of my property, too. In any case, it serves no useful purpose as far as I can see. In fact, it has proven to be more of a hindrance, making it difficult to access the area behind the apple tree.

So, after getting up this morning, the saw came out and without too much effort the fence was soon no more.

Now, when I look down the garden the view is much more pleasing to my eye.

P.S. My neighbour is aware of the stuff on my path and it will be removed in due course.


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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12 Responses to Starting on the garden makeover

  1. Better without that trip hazard 🙂

  2. skyeent says:

    That’s looking good Helen, taking the fence down will open up a host of short cuts for you too! Your garden is looking lush despite the dry weather.

  3. Your garden looks fabulous! Well done ..

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