Yes, I have a little confession to make… I’m a landscape architect without a green thumb, in fact on evidence to date my thumb appears to be incredibly brown. I’ve never had a garden to create and love, and any pot plant that managed to find its way to our very hot north facing balcony was on a fast track to pot plant heaven.
Don’t get me wrong, I have the know how, I’m just not so good at remembering the little details like water. I can design and document, detail and specify with the best of them, but when it comes down to getting my hands dirty and loving my little seedlings, I just get a bit negligent. I always have the best intentions, but after a few good weeks or months, the novelty wears off, out of sight is out of mind and the poor petals wilt.
So, now is the time to put on my gardening gloves and put my money where my mouth is, and create my own little piece of garden utopia. And when I say little, I mean little. We have just moved from our gorgeous, but rented, apartment with fantastic maintained common areas, to a villa with a small and very neglected courtyard.
As you can see I have my work cut out for me, but I have a blank canvas and it’s so exciting! Where do I start and where will I end up?