A garden update : before

January 2014

Fourteen months ago and the front garden was overgrown and sulking. Last summer it exploded with growth – grass, flowers, vegetables and weeds. Weeds so high and prolific we stopped seeing them. During the winter we’ve cleared and cleared and we have a blank slate, ready for the garden to go back in. We discovered an old dry stone wall which divided the garden in two which had collapsed. There will be paths and new lawn and the dry stone wall is being rebuilt. A work in progress but we’re getting there.


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  1. […] If you’ve been following Hidden Valley Wales for a while you’ll have seen our Big Garden Project slowly unfolding. When we moved into the house nearly two years ago (two years!) we inherited a very overgrown garden. It’s a traditional productive cottage garden with great shape and structure but large areas had been let go for a number of years. The spaces closest to the house were great with a small herb garden and mature borders, all surrounded by a flagstone terrace that wraps around the front of the house and provides a real suntrap for morning coffees, weekend lunches, evening glasses of wine…however, the further down the garden you move the wilder it got. As the garden is all to the front of the cottage it’s what we look out on every day so it was really important to us to get it sorted and make it as lovely as we knew it once was. Now I’m ready to start unveiling what we’ve been up to all this time, although you can see glimpses of it here, here and here. […]


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