ArundelOur garden is currently three years into a ten (or maybe more) year plan. When we purchased our home the garden was dominated by agapanthus and vast stretches of kikuyu grass, really ‘just a yard’. But what that ‘yard’ offered was a league of possibilities and an opportunity to create an inspiring and exciting space from scratch. A garden ‘renovators dream’ was the way we saw it. arundel yard 1 IMG_0225 Lucky for us earlier owners had planted a number of trees and these now form the garden’s main structure. We are forever grateful for these trees, especially the Golden Elm, the shade of which has seen many gatherings of family and friends. IMG_0583 Creating a garden that provides for the kitchen and the soul has been our aim. Hopefully we can show through this website our continuing journey and provide you with some helpful tips for your gardens along the way. IMG_1127 Helena and Frankie


  1. Claire March 8, 2015 / 10:49 am

    What a huge yield of tomatoes!!! Congratulations on your first post 🙂


    • spadeandtrowel April 22, 2015 / 1:05 pm

      Thank you Claire, I really love growing tomatoes, there is something miraculous about the summer growth and the wonder of the glossy fruit. My latest post includes a great image of my favourite tomatoe for this year – its yellow – a complete surprise to me. Happy gardening.


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