Our Garden Spring 2008 and July 2013

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When we moved in, almost half of our garden was a nearly derelict workshop – but we had a vision! Here you can see it then and now.

Garden when we first moved in

Garden when we first moved in

Garden July 18th 2013

Garden July 18th 2013



27 responses to “Our Garden Spring 2008 and July 2013

  1. Patti Van Tuyl

    July 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    How beautiful! As a fellow gardener, I know how much work it took to make that happen. Just amazing!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Thank you very much! I’ll add a photo of how it is now tomorrow. πŸ™‚

  2. andrea

    August 4, 2013 at 8:35 am

    A beautiful garden

  3. valeriedavies

    August 1, 2013 at 7:03 am

    What a triumph Sally – how satisfying – and what a good thng you took the Before photo !!

  4. theamateurcamera

    July 31, 2013 at 12:26 am

    You have created a beautiful haven! πŸ™‚

  5. gpicone

    July 30, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Great job! Beautiful!

  6. Patty B

    July 30, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    wow ! you are hired to come work in my yard and transform it into a beautiful garden!! πŸ™‚ Beautiful.

  7. flowerpot

    July 30, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Wow what a difference Sally! xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 30, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Yes! Good job we had the vision of what could be! πŸ™‚

  8. Sharp Little Pencil

    July 30, 2013 at 4:32 am

    I love the effort you put into making your garden a haven… and a heaven! The only place for the former blue paint is in, I don’t know, a hospital room, I think! You certainly have that green thumb I was complaining about not having… and yet, now my plants are in bloom! I think y’all are rubbing off on me… Amy

  9. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    July 29, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Quite a transformation in 5 years…just lovely…Your ideas make a beautiful garden!

  10. Promenade Claire

    July 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Time, imagination, hard work have changed things hugely (and for the better!)

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you! We have had fun and plenty of aching muscles making all these changes! πŸ™‚

  11. Alastair

    July 29, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Wow. That’s great.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      Thank you! It has been hard work, mainly by the lovely Mr S, I have to admit! We both plan: he digs and I plant!

      • Alastair

        July 29, 2013 at 8:14 pm

        That’s the best way to do it πŸ™‚

  12. John Roberts

    July 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Hi you Womad Nomads! I am truly impressed with the transformation of your garden. I remember when we first met, we discussed where to get topsoil. It has come a long way since then. Well done you two..XX

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      Just home and very happy to read your comment. Womad Nomads! I like that! πŸ™‚

  13. Jim in IA

    July 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    That is such a nicer view, isn’t it? What are you doing with the things in the former shed?

    I imagine you are out there enjoying your garden often. Nice job.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      The shed/workshop had been emptied of its machinery by the former owners and we just stored garden stuff in it until we were ready to demolish it – a much harder and more expensive job than we had anticipated but so much worth every drop of sweat and every penny to have the monstrosity gone! πŸ™‚

  14. Kathleen Richardson

    July 29, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    A beautiful vision, indeed, Sally.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Yes, we are happy with the result of hours of planning and working. It gives us a lot of pleasure! πŸ™‚

  15. Our Growing Paynes

    July 29, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Oh wow, that is lovely. Well done!

  16. northumbrianlight

    July 29, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Splendid transformation – although being a chap of a certain age it is the shed that fascinates πŸ™‚

  17. dhphotosite

    July 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Wow what a transformation!!! You have a little piece of paradise there!!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Yes we do! And it is good to see the changes in photos like this. It was very satisfying to put this post together. Thank you for your lovely comments! πŸ™‚


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