For the first time last year I got my first own back yard. A tiny piece of lawn. The soil underneath was (and for the most part still is) super hard clay, fairly stony.
Over last winter I built a C shapped raised bed and dug beds around the perimeter, leaving enough footpaths for maintenance without stepping on the growing space. I'd have liked to fill the bed fully with compost but that was way too expensive so I filled it 50/50 instead.
I documented the process using timelapse photography and roughly edited the first video below. As the garden developed I produced spring and summer videos (second and third video below). The following 3 videos cover a period of about 8 months, from February to August.
I've lost count of the time I've spent staring at the garden, and the wildlife it has attracted since, from my sitting room. It's one of my great sources of enjoyment and peace.
If you grow, feel free to use this post to share your stories/media.