The Cottage Gardens
Renovating our little cottage has taken a lot of work and the gardens are no exception. We have been in our cottage 7 years and have been working tirelessly to renovate it to a high standard and create a variety of gardens from cottage garden, veg garden and a wildlife woodland garden. Our back garden was originally a simple rectangle, however we purchased a larger piece of garden from our neighbours so we have a lot more to play with now. It has taken a huuuge amount of work as the land was an overgrown woodland, and a dumping ground for slate and abandoned logs, so it took us months to clear up and renovate but its getting there. The following page shows up to date photos of how the gardens look today split into four sections - front garden, top cottage garden, veg garden and woodland. They no doubt will evolve over the years and I will update this page when changes occur!
Our front garden was laid out well with the flower beds when we moved in, however it was very tired looking and overgrown. We have recently (2014) cut back a huge amount of bushes and foliage to open the garden up, and have created a larger space to park our car out the front.
Top Cottage Garden
You may have viewed our renovations page to see how the garden looked when we first moved in. Our first job was to pull out and cut back the hedges, prune the bushes and try to organize the garden into some sort of design. We wanted to create an enclosed and sheltered cottage style garden with a graveled area along with flowers, a nature pond and a picnic table which i think we have achieved well. More photos to follow over the coming months!