Dick's house in France
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As soon as the weather would permit I started work on the garden, creating vegetable beds and mowing the site at least once a week in the hope of eventually getting rid of the nettles, thistles and brambles. Lesley and I planted 150 hedging plants (indigenous species) and fruit trees. A contractor came on site with earth-moving equipment to sculpt the site, helping create a lawn in spiral form, and also a spiral canal.
CREATING THE GARDEN