NG Early Noughties 039You can really see the garden starting to develop in these pictures.

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The border hedge was planted in 2002, when the builders had finished the KS2 extension. The boundary of the garden had to be changed and we lost some ground on the south side but gained some on the north side. We also lost one of the two hillocks. I went with Mrs Draper to Littleport to collect the trees. She had a trailer and we dug up as many trees as would fit - all free. They had been bought for some millenium project that never happened. The only problem was it was July, not ideal for tree planting.. Consequently, I spent half the summer holiday watering the new plants, but it worked, as you can see. Only the oaks died, and that was because I had to cut off their tap root to get then out of the nursery bed.

I have also included some photos from Nature Club, which ran in its original form (i.e. free, just me running it) from 1998 to about 2010.