Melissa and Teresa - LOL re my green thumb. Mostly, it's luck. Sean and I have a very philosphical approach to gardening - dig hole, plop plant in, replace earth, water and see see what happens. Most of the time it works, but sometimes... That, and plenty of perennials. Hardy ones!!
Rene - I like the way that picture from the front of the house worked as well.
Larissa - yep, we got totally lucky with this back garden. We love it
Teresa (who really had best get on with her work)
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