It all started as a hobby 30 years ago and now we’re opening our garden for the National Garden Scheme for the 5th year running! The garden behind the house was once a scrap yard, so we started by clearing it to make a garden for our young family.
Next door were once allotments, we watched them for 20 years slowly being reclaimed by nature, bindweed, nettles and brambles. In 2006 we acquired over half an acre of land in the centre of town and so began our huge project. We knew the bricks to rebuild the walls were in the undergrowth somewhere. My husband said you clean the bricks and I’ll build the walls, I thought he was joking, how wrong was I.
So, after 140 tons of rubbish was taken away, all that was left was one apple tree and a handful of snowdrops.
We had a huge new garden to fill, so I started taking cuttings from the original garden and sowing seeds, to keep the cost down.
Now the garden is filled with trees, shrubs and flowers for all year round interest!
By Joy Gough
Terri works in the e-commerce marketing department assisting the busy web team. Terri manages our blog and social media pages here at Thompson & Morgan and is dedicated to providing useful advice to our gardeners. Terri is new to gardening and keen to develop her horticultural knowledge.