Garden is Go!

The landscapers have begun. 

Most of the structural work should be completed this week.  Then, next week, the topsoil will be added and the plants laid out in their correct positions.  And then the Husband and I are going to do all the planting ourselves, something we agreed to in an effort to cut costs. We must have been stark, staring mad. 

Here are some befores and a picture of where we are after day one. 

Garden before

I’ve been really enjoying the process of working with the designer.  After getting the brief he drew up some ideas and a preliminary list of plants and we’ve been batting ideas back and forth ever since. 

I doubt I’ve been the easiest client they’ve ever had. I’ve discovered that I’ve got very definite plant likes and dislikes, and I keep requesting obscure cultivars I’ve found on UK websites but Bryan has been patience personified and I’m really pleased with what we’ve ended up with. 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Garden at end of day 1

For those of you who might be interested here are the final plans. Bear in mind that the rendering of the patio area has a fence in front for entrapment of the Minx.  The original brief I gave the designer is here.

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