This photo was taken in Dec 2010. Note in the right corner the small plants.
Two years later in November 2012 that small corner is awash with shrubs - the bird bath hasn't been moved it's still in the same place. The Apricot tree is a new addition - only one year old. No apricots on it this year yet.
Back to 2010 and all along the fenceline are small shrubs..
2010 and the front door rock garden. You can barely see the plants..
Rock on to today, November 2012 and the plants are nicely grown contrasting nicely on the red brick. That's a sprinkler going to try and keep my lawn nice and green.
My vege garden in December 2012...
And today. I've planted lettuce, cucumber, garlic, peas, peppers, basil, spring onion, parsnip, carrots, spring onions and courgette. I'm only picking lettuce so far!