I was sorting some old paperwork recently and came across the estate agents images from when I bought my little house ten years ago.
I still had a pretty clear memory of how the house looked inside – but the garden images really surprised me so I thought you might like to see some ‘then and now’ images!
Apologies for the quality of the ‘then’ images… they’re photos of photos.
I tried to get a photo from roughly the same angle but it’s almost unrecognisable! The steps and patio have made such a big difference and the top part of the garden (where we get the sun) is much more usable.
I remember it not really feeling like my garden for the first few years. Now that it’s a bit overgrown it’s definitely more me!
Digging up the front lawn was one of the first things I did! We’re so lucky to have both a front and back garden so that I can have a separate fruit and veg patch.
It’s a fraction of the size of your average allotment but it’s a very productive space. The paths and raised bed frames which I put in earlier this year have made it a lot more practical. Everything’s growing like mad but I can still just about find the paths!
And of course the most important thing is that we have lots of sunbathing areas and shady spots for the cats!