This blog charts the transformation of an East of England suburban garden. It all started in the Spring of 2016 when we’d had enough of our wilderness of neglect and decided to do something about it.
With the help of some experts and a lot of trial and error we have started to transform our garden at Glengarth. There’s much more to do and even more to learn, so we thought we should share our experiences as we get to grips with our middle-sized suburban garden in the East of England.
Who We Are
My name is Martin Webster, and I am the head gardener at Glengarth. That means I do most of the hard work, and also the most rewarding tasks in the garden: mowing the lawn, selecting and planting plants, and seeing things change season by season. The first thing I do when I come home from work after saying my hellos is to take a walk around the garden with Archie, our elderly Golden Retriever. Our suburban garden makes me happy!
My wife Vicky and daughter Chloe make up the rest of the team. Vicky keeps the weeds at bay and makes sure the garden furniture is fit for purpose; testing it every day! 😉
Chloe is the Queen of Pots! She brings splashes of colour to the garden and grows plants from seed – which is very welcome indeed as we’ve lots of borders to fill.