The back garden was one of the main reasons that I bought this house just over 2 years ago. It is only 5m wide but it is about 50m long. The house and garden had been rented for several years but we could see that it had been lovingly cared for in the past. In fact the previous owner had been an avid plants woman and although many of those plants had not survived being rented, the structure was still there. The garden had a special, "twinkly" feeling, with a sense of mystery and excitement about what was round the next corner, or hiding under the ivy. The ivy covered most of the flowerbeds, apart from where the Spanish bluebells grew! I have slowly won the battle with the ivy, but still have some way to go with the bluebells! Every year the garden reveals more secrets from its past - this spring some beautiful double flowered snowdrops appeared where paving slabs and an old dog run had been until last June.
I don't have any pictures of the garden when I moved in, but this is it after I'd been here for about 2 months.