Now the weather is warming up we have been out in the garden, now I love to show the pictures of the garden when we moved in as it was a jungle, and it makes me feel so much better about how much we have done since then!
We were so pleased with it, the kids could play safely, they had a lovely play area and we really enjoyed the space. However as you can see the area on the left was planted up with lots of plants, many that weren’t our cup of tea, and grew like made! It was such a deep flower bed, that I could never keep on top of the weeds, the plants always grew too big, and it was such a headache to keep neat.
Now we are ready to attack it even more, create a space we love and can use lots. I want the kids to be able to come outside and relax, play and a space where we can all enjoy.
In a few weeks I am going to join in with another great UKHomeBlogHop and team up with some fantastic home bloggers. We are going to feature our summer spaces, so what a perfect opportunity to show you what changes we are making to our summer space.
These photos we’re taken this weekend, before we started any work. We have started to replace some fence posts, as we have added trellis to the low fencing. This helps with privacy and means I am able to grow some plants up it too.
I have put together some rough drawings (don’t laugh too much!) on the layout we like.
First off we have a patio area directly outside the house, this is a great area to have as our main outside eating area. It is right outside the door and easy to carry things from the kitchen. To the left hand side, we will have our BBQ, we really got into eating outside last year and being able to cook so easily on the BBQ. It needs its own area and place to go now!
Raised Flower Beds
Then in front of the patio area we have some raised flower beds, these are new and we really love the white rendered raised flower beds. We got a quote for these to bed built for us, £3000! So we are going to give them a go ourselves! Wish us luck!!
Sofa Seating Area
In the overgrown flower bed to the left, we are clearing it out and laying some to lawn, creating a flower bed along the fence line and then another seating area. In this area I am looking at adding in a sofa seating area. Somewhere to sit and have a cuppa, and not be sat at a proper table.
The on the right hand side, we have our neighbours. We are pretty over looked as the previous owner to us had just installed 4ft fencing along this side. Trellis and new planting along the right hand side should give us more privacy, and look much prettier.
Then the play area, this will have a tidy up and some more bits added to it. They use this area so much that we won’t be getting rid of this for a while.
So I will be back in a few weeks with the reveal of what we have been up to!