2001 - 2004 It's a wild, wild, wild world
In the blessed year 2000 my wife and I bought a new house and garden. Compared to our old little garden 1/20th of an acre, our new patch of land (1/4th of and acre) seemed huge.
There were hardly any hostas in 2000, let alone a collection.
First we had to tackle the problem of the (typically Flemish) sheds of all kinds and nature
|View along the long axe. The pictures were taken in December, but there still were some leaves on the horse chestnuts in the rear.|
Our pigeon shed: 18.5 by 2.75 y. I do like pigeons... but only
if they're cooked nicely.|
Behind the conifer hedge another shed was hidden, a "flight cage" for young pigeons (12 by 2.2 y)
Planting : conifer hedges and Prunus laurescens "Otto Luycken"
(loads of them) and variegated Euonymus (sheer horror)|
Behind the garage (the extending part at the rear of the house) there was a patch of Christmas trees that had grown far to big. They were planted really close together and were no longer fit to sell.
|Behind the pigeon house: our second "garage", 12 x 4 m.|
|Hidden by the garage: nothing but nettles and the inevitable Euonymus|