Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Transformation in 6 years

I was standing halfway down our garden this week marvelling at all the greenery that now obscures the house: it provides little walkways within a walled section with shrubs, pots and flowers. The fountain tinkles and sometimes the smell is heavenly.

Above is what it looked like after the undergrowth had been cut down. Later a brick workshop was added, then a woooden shed with a pergola to connect the two. Standing half way down as I did, it was a great boost to my current lethargy to see all the things we'd built and created - pepper trees, cypresses, pampas grass, ngao trees: and the climbers - campsus radicans, bignonia, morning glory, honeysuckle.
Not a great picture, but it gives the idea. You can just see the chimney in the distance. Aint nature wonderful.

Oh dear, this should be on my gardening blog and I forgot.


Darlene said...

Wow - what a transformation. Things must really grow fast there. I can see that a lot of hard work went into your greenery, but it was well worth it.

Celeste Maia said...

Iloved seeing the before and now image. What a transformation, how green and lush it looks now. You must have a green thumb. Please show more photos of the garden.

LadyLuz said...

I hope you enjoyed the scenery as much as we enjoyed creating it.

Thanks for the suggestion, Celeste. I've created a slide show on the Gardening blog which will give you a better idea of how it grew haphazardly.