Since 2009 Tim and I have slowly been turning a bare field surrounding our home into a garden.
It's strange when you look back at a picture and stare at the blank canvas that we started with. When people visit our garden they often ask did I have a plan to start with and I always make them laugh when I say that I just make it up as I go along. Gardening is quite an individual thing, everyone has their own personal taste. This should be reflected in the design, rather than a garden just being about a fashion statement of the time. There is no right or wrong when it comes to doing your own garden its just about doing what makes you happy. The only rule you do need to follow is selecting the right plants for the right place. If you do that you can create your own little paradise.
In the beginning we planted over 2000 hornbeam hedging plants in a double row all the way along the outside boundaries of the garden and two hedges by the house to split the garden into separate areas at the front and side.