The mature garden – after only one year
On this page you’ll see the garden at its zenith in its first year and then a few more pictures from the following year.
As I look back on it now, there are of course lots of things I’d have done differently.
But that is the essence of gardening – it is all about experimentation and change, growth and progression.
As it turned out, we left this garden after only two summers. But I’m told it is still going strong.
No doubt with with lots of growth and many changes.
Click on the first image below and then click on the arrows to scroll through the series.
Martin Cole has been an avid gardener for more than 20 years and loves to talk and write about gardening. In 2006 he was a finalist in the BBC Gardener of the Year competition. He is a member of the National dahlia Society.
He previously lived in London and Sydney, Australia, where he took a diploma course in Horticultural studies and is now based in North Berwick in Scotland. He founded GardeningStepbyStep.com in 2012. The website is aimed at everybody who has been bitten by the gardening bug and wants to know more.
Gardening Step by Step has been cited by Thompson and Morgan, the UK’s largest mail order plant retailer, as a website that publishes expert gardening content.
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