Saturday, November 19

It is likely to get worse before it gets better.

In January I took part in a blog carnival hosted by Fer at My little garden in Japan.

The subject of the carnival was to write about garden plans for 2011. Our plans were described in this post.

Surprisingly we have made quite a lot of progress with respect to our plans. I’ll write a complete update at the end of the year.

Our attention has now turned to the area alongside the pond. As is usual with us what is planned seems to escalate into something far more major than we had first intended. This is what the pond area that needed improvement used to look like.
And this is what it looks like now. 
Martyn has been let loose with a lump hammer, cold chisel and saw and has created a scene of absolute devastation.

What’s more it is likely to get worse before it gets better. As you can see it has turned into a major work.

Martyn (or as Jenni, The Rainy Day Gardener, calls him - Walter) has set up a web diary of what we are trying to achieve here so if I have tweaked your curiosity then take a look!


  1. You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs!

  2. The eggs are well and truly shattered Mark

  3. The vision looks idyllic - incidently one of the links on his web diary doesn't work - the wall demolition page didn't come up - just as I was looking forward to seeing some lovely rubble shots....

  4. Liz - Martyn was waiting for his editor (me) to read what he had written before making the link. The link will be active soon promise! The words rubble and lovely don't belong together though!

  5. So much reading to catch up on but as always i have enjoyed it's nice to know I can catch up even after so long of being away....can't wait to see what Martyn ends up with when it's all finished!!

  6. Looks like you're going to have your hands full with all your plans - looking forward to reading about how you get on.

  7. Good to have you back Tanya - we can't wait 'til it's finished either.

    It's a sort of plan as you go along project Elaine. We have a general idea of what we want but other than the summer house bit - the surroundings are as much of a mystery to us as anyone else at the moment

  8. Looks perfect to me, my sort of garden. Good luck!

  9. I really don't know what to say to that Damo.

  10. Looks like you have a big plan and work! Looking forward for the progress!

  11. Lovely to see someone else creating havoc in the garden (she says, smirking just a little!). Look forward to seeing how this evolves.

  12. Certainly is a mess at the moment BW Martyn is adding to his web diary as work progresses


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