I took over the care of this garden 35 years ago. At the time nothing much grew here. A patch of lawn surrounded by a few boring shrubs decorated the front garden. The back yard had been used to store large quantities of rusty barbed wire and other rubbish. When I saw it, my first thought was to make sure we were up date with our tetanus shots.
Over the last 35 years, the garden has definitely improved and progressed. But ...
The idea of progress - that things progressively improve over time - is a wonderfully naive, idealistic, optimistic idea.
When I've pulled out lots of plants, and / or done serious pruning, that area goes from looking fabulous to looking potentially fabulous. Then I think the tide is out for a while. Eventually the tide will turn.
|2014 - the tide is out|