Tuesday, March 1

H is for HOME!

Whilst I was de-cluttering t I came across several rolls of undeveloped 35mm films. We had no idea what was in store but here are a few of the garden back in 1995.

The garden wall before I spent 6 weeks working to get the grass out.

and how it looks now - on the left before an afternoon's work - and after on the right. Now it's just a maintenance job rather than anything like the initial clearing above.

Our beloved geese, Jo, Peggy and Dolly - we had over 15 years with these chaps.

Now we have this - notice the area opposite the chimney pot......

back in 1995 we had the old gate and concrete path, together with a holly bush to the left....

Now the path is long gone and what was the soiled area has been turfed over. The tiny holly bush has now become a 15 foot tree! The birds love it so much we are keeping it that height.

So yes, a lot of happy memories and many changes in the garden.

Sunday was one of the nicest days we have had in a while. We went to Redcar beach for a change - a wonderful afternoon.

Watch this space!

My H contribution for ABC Wednesday.


  1. I love to see before and after photos. I remember you talking about that wall and all the work you put into it.
    Just beautiful.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. What a difference those years make. I remember you talking about all the hard work to get that retaining wall cleared. What a job. It looks terrific now. How fun to discover old film. It's sure different from digital now.

  3. What a treasure to find those films! And share with us a look through your own little paradise... of wich i ofcourse hope that you will be able to enjoy it for many many years to come!

    Have a nice ABC-Wednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  4. I am sure you now feel really good Denise about all the hard work you have put into that garden.

  5. Gardens change from year to year as we add and subtract, - always beautiful though.

  6. How fun to find this old film with these photos. I love seeing how things grow and change over the years!

  7. Oh what memories. Fabulous to rediscover those films. Love the geese :)

  8. The grass covered wall looks like it was a big job. I really think it all looks so nice now.

  9. Oh wow, how wonderful to go back through these pictures and having not seen them in the first place. Love the geese!!! xx

  10. photographic treasure trove!

  11. There have been lots of changes since I first met you in 2012 and I'm hoping to be able to pop by for tea while I'm there with Jill this summer to see all your wonderful renovations!

    abcw team

  12. You have a beautiful home garden… and I LOVE the geese. Blessings!

  13. Change is good, it looks fab and so lush.

  14. Lovely garden and so much HARD work put in to renovate it.
    I do HOPE the HOLLY tree does allow clipping stems off the
    boughs so that you can adorn your HOUSE with HOLLY arrangements
    at Christmas time.
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  15. I like how your garden has evolved over the years. Always wonderful to recall how things have changed over the years in our homes, both the ones outside of us and the ones in which we live inside of us!


Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.