Here is roughly the same shot as above, taken the day of our home-inspection, before we bought the house, in May of 2005. Yikes! There were roses in the garden then! We moved in the end of June 2005 and I think one of the first things I did was get rid of them, and the daisies.
April 2007, the back yard has been totally neglected while we concentrated our efforts out front. It’s a sad sight.