I love gardening, but Anusha has been keeping me extremely busy this year, and I haven't had enough spare time to give our back garden the TLC it so desperately needs. When our lovely wisteria was pulled off the back of our house in a heavy gust of wind, I finally had to admit defeat. I called in the help of my garden designer friend, Andy, to sort things out.
It's a small townhouse garden, with a patio outside the back door and a few steps up to an area of grass. I'd spent a lot of time working on it when we moved into the house eight years ago - I'm particularly proud of the stone terraces I built with my father!
Although it wasn't exactly his most challenging project, clever Andy managed to hack his way out of the back door (no mean feat), and restore my garden to its former glory. Now things are looking how I like them again - wild and lush, but all just about contained and easy to look after.
I've fallen in love with our little garden again, and last Sunday I spent a lazy morning enjoying the sun with a cup of tea and the papers. Bliss!
Here are a couple of images from Andy's website, BlueSky Landscapes: