I'm planning on addressing his first comment by creating a walk through the garden in a post to come...currently a work in progress. To remedy his second point, I dedicate this post to the Great Lawn.
You should understand that this area is primarily the domain of the Handyman, he created the shape and the levels and selected, sowed and tends the grass. He also, at least once a year, enlarges the circles in which the shrubs and trees which edge the lawn sit.
The work began in 2008, with all the ground works; setting the levels, flattening the top, and all the preparation for sowing the grass seed.
|Not the Somme, but the start of the Great Lawn|
|Hmm, interesting (yet effective) riddling of the ground|
Over the past 5 years the Handyman has nurtured the grass, cutting it at least once a week through the growing season, accompanied by some colourful language as the lawn mower (not a ride on version) misbehaves. We have planted a number of trees and shrubs which are now becoming established and the transformation is incredible every time we remind ourselves of where we started.
|inherited and re-sited Christmas trees|
|sambucus nigra - glorious in flower|
|One half of the Great Lawn|
|All of the Great Lawn|