Eventually the villa was almost finished but the garden required a make-over.
I consulted with a number of landscape designers and was clear on what I wanted – an English cottage garden with only white, blue and purple flowers.
And I was very clear in what I didn’t want – pebbles, curves, native plants, anything prickly, seating, a water feature. And each of them returned with fancy drawings showing curves and pebbles and seating and….
So I did the garden myself. Lovely Kevin from across the road helped build the retaining walls and I went shopping for plants. We brought in loads of super-soil and then I began planting. It is still a work in progress…