Way back when in 2011, when this blog was quite new and the garden was five years younger, I wrote a short piece on the quince hedge I planted in front of the house under the lounge window. At that point it was a scrubby row of twigs rather than anything resembling a hedge.
I was also at that point pondering a second pond. This pond never came to be and is now the site of the bog garden and the woodland border. I remain glad that the pond idea faded.
A couple of years on and I updated on the hedge and the non-existant pond.
I was then having aspirations of a heather spur. It was a short lived aspiration. I still have some heather in the extended border but it has never quite taken in the way that I wanted. I need to return to this idea at some point as it has been a disappointment. The quince hedge was not hugely impressive in how it had developed either, but I persevered.
Another year passes and it is the 2015 update.
The hedge is sort of getting there. It was starting to put on some real growth by this point and I was starting to be able to trim it into shape a bit. Now this trimming helps hugely as it encourages it to branch out more. The more branching it does the more I need to trim it a little again. This is all good.
and now? well now it is still not a hedge, but it is definitely improving.
This makes me happy.