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New Year Planning

I've been retired for a year but one of the areas of my life I've yet to sort out is the back garden. This picture is 10 years old and shows the garden when I had given it a major makeover. It no longer looks like this! The wooden log roll along the path has rotted and the path itself has composted into soil. I've therefore decided to take up the path liner and return the path to be part of a plant bed.

One of the problems with our garden it is very wild. There is a wood behind the back fence and the plants in the wood and the wildlife seek to overrun the garden. My plant is to try to make the garden low maintenance and have more shrubs and possible a stepping stone path through the bed. I'd love to just have a pebble/beach garden but it wouldn't fit in with the natural woodland feel.

Here is hoping that by the end of 2015 the garden will look neat and tidy again like it did 10 years ago!

Image Credit » Photo: Copyright Rik Ravado 2003 (own image)

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catsholiday wrote on January 2, 2015, 1:12 PM

Our garden is similarly changing with the bark composting and log rolls rotting! Husband fixed the log roll edging but we have not done the bark on the beds

InfiniteSpirit wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:54 PM

Gardens hold such potential don't they, even when they are a bit overgrown! I am a gardener and there is always spots in my back yard that get neglected no matter how much I try. Oh well, as I always say I will try again next year! =)

Debbie wrote on January 3, 2015, 6:32 PM

Good luck with that! My plans this year are to take control again of my veggie patch (it's over run me too a bit like your garden has overrun you!)

Don't forget to post us an update in due course.

arthurchappell wrote on January 4, 2015, 5:56 AM

It looks great in the photo - I'd find gardening too much of a chore - mine would be wild if it wasn't concrete and astro-turf