The project to renovate the London garden has progressed very slowly – ‘life’ intervened. However, I now have a plan for the garden, and I have started work, stripping out almost everything back to the ground. Shrubs have been cut out, and the overgrown box bushes, and now I am tackling the invasive ivy, a few hours every day.
This South East London garden was laid out in 1985 and in the last few years has been sadly neglected. I want to ‘renovate’ it (can you renovate a garden?) so that it is again a joy rather than a dump about which I feel guilty! As Anne Marie would say, it is time!