I don’t usually post before and after pictures however some clients sent me some pictures of their garden a couple of years on from initial planting. They also had just opened their garden for the first time as part of the village open gardens event and sent me an email full of enthusiasm:
…”Having not had any previous experience, we were a little apprehensive as to whether people would be interested. As it turned out our fears were unfounded and we received very favourable comments from most of the 280+ visitors.
In order to explain the story of this comparatively recent garden, we produced a manual with “before and after” pictures. It also contained photocopies of your planting plans and the alphabetic plant note pages. We also had a copy of your letterhead to show that we had had professional help….”
The garden is full of texture, colour, movement and interest now. There is less grass to mow creating more time and space for a bit of vegetable growing.