This is Myrtle Hill, it is my home in Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Sorry its a bit pic heavy, I just love my garden!
Bought the house in 2002, the house and garden had been left to rot for a good 20+ years as the old lady who lived there couldn't do the upkeep... Looked like this:
Apologies there are a few house photos cropping in...Outside
^ No roof!
^ and to think this was one of the LEAST overgrown sections!I love the fact that not a single back window match....Inside
(Not a garden I know but just to give you the idea!)
^Note... Black floor is black as it is the soil! There were was no flooring!What we did:
^What a mess!
^ Front garden had been completely ignored both before and during works....What it looks like now:
^ We kept the front similar to original form but we had to get rid of a monster hydrangea (you can just about see on the left in the before pic)
which was strangling a lovely Creme De La Creme (gancre) climbing rose. We hacked it back and then relocated the huge monster to the back garden
^ We have climbing blackberry bushes running around the arch so lovely in the summer as covered in fruit!
(My first plant unfortunately died when I planted it, but touch wood the second one has been fine!)
Behind the wall you can just about see the huge lupin stalks!
^ You can just about see a decking section in the middle, on this we have put a wooden table and chair set. On a clear day you can see the Irish sea from there
On the left there is a small herb garden section, which we usually dry out in the shed thats under the decking section.
Oh and I'm to mention that on the right you can see a bird box that had been especially made by my younger brother and is nested in every year (so far) by green tits.
^Bob, our cat
One of my dad's sketches of our front:
Oh and the inside now looks like this: