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Magical Garden Makeover - COMPETITION CLOSED

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John Mason


My garden needs a maker because we've had to focus on supporting our daughter who has been fighting cancer since January 2013. We loved our garden with it's small pond filled with fish, frogs and beautiful dragonflies. Our daughter Nicola has been an aspiration to us all because not only has she had to fight Lymphoma but she was born with Cerebral Palsy and has had deal with cancer and her disability too. We used to spend hours sitting on the wooden swing chair just watching all of the life that passed through our garden but with Nicola being so unwell we've not been able to spend anytime maintaining the garden or pond. It breaks my heart when I look out and see what we've lost instead of looking out lovingly at what we had I now just get anxious because I can't get the time to bring it back to what it was. Nicola has lost a lot of her mobility and has to use a wheelchair even for the shortest journeys which also means she cannot even get into the garden because of the raised access to it from the house. We just don't know how or where to start and Nicola has now started another cycle of chemotherapy due to relapse it just seems like our garden will never return. it is difficult to put into words how much it would mean to look out of the window and feel calm rather than anxious. To escape to and forget the world if only for an hour or so. Somewhere that we can again sit with our daughter and enjoy some precious quiet time and watch the world go by in all it's colourful glory. Somewhere we can forget about hospitals and treatments and illness.
I have attached a photo of how it used to be, sadly it's quite different today.


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