This next photo shows you what is round the first corner in the "path"
Somewhere in here lies a row of plum trees !
And this one shows a small area not smothered in trees / scrub
And this next one shows the corner of the garden that used to house the greenhouse
And finally, here is the small veg patch that the family used lastyear - to be extended by the area at the front of the photo that I cleared this morning. The ground was still too frozen to dig over but it is a seething mass of nettles and willowherb.
In general, the garden is completely overgrown with the principal culprit being buddleia, which has grown up, bent over, re-rooted, grown up, bent over, re-rooted, grown up, bent over - you get the picture. There are some nice plants that I have spotted in amongst the carnage - witch hazel, bamboo, mahonia, viburnum, paper-bark maple and some pillar roses - no doubt there is still alot to be uncovered though.
Will do a progress report next Friday evening.