How does your garden grow...
When I moved into my first house back in August 2006 the garden (despite being south facing and not overlooked) was just a nasty concrete patio attached to a long tired lawn with a well-established apple tree at the far end. Now when I look out of the window I see blooming flowerbeds, home-grown veg and a patio just right for entertaining.
The garden was one of things that sold the house to me, some people would have been put off by its size and some people would have bought the house and ignored what was out the back. Not me, as soon as the first winter was over I was out there planning what I could so with the space.
I am pleased to see that all the effort and money that my boyf (a new recruit to this gardening lark!) and myself have put into the garden over the last couple of years has paid off and although it still takes a bit of time to maintain it we do get to relax in it now and enjoy the fruits of our labour!
The first task we completed was to build our veg beds. We recycled the timbers from the old extension roof and built six 4ft x 7ft (ish) raised beds
Then we laid a new patio by the house and built a wall and painted it white, inspired by a villa that we stayed in, in Croatia. Following that we created a path linking the patio to the veg area.
I then sowed some meadow seeds in the far right hand corner to see if I could create my very own meadow garden. It looked lovely!
Sadly last year the meadow was a bit of a disappointment as the grass had taken over and it all just looked a bit dead.
At the end of last year we replaced the patio half way up the garden and the path that runs in-between the veg area and the meadow leading up to the shed.
With this in mind I was ready to try again with the meadow………….
- 18 Jun, 2009
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