I love our garden. It has given us many a day of fun and games. It faces right where the sun comes up too so we get a full day of rays which is great for when the weather is nice and we can enjoy a pool and barbecue day.
What isn't great, is the fact that our fence partially blew down in the storms we had last year, oh and the old, very rusty swing is a bit of an eyesore now too. It is hard though, our garden is quite big and so re-doing it, costs a heck of a lot. For the past 6 month, we have been saving and now have just about enough to make this our next project.
So project - spruce up the garden, is on!
First up, will be making our garden safe and so this means getting a whole new fence fitted. We used to have a 4ft one but are going for a 6ft one this time to make it fully private. After painting it with a nice willow green colour, I will secure a few watering can planters onto the fence and plant some coordinating flowers in them to give us a pretty enclosure.
With our garden being so big, this means we have a shed load of grass to cut, and it just gets too much sometimes, especially after a bad winter when it's grown to jungle size. So, my thinking is that we will make the grassed area smaller by paving around half of the garden.
This will also give us more space for an outside dining area and to have some more planters with some pretty lavender to give us that lovely scent, any time of the day. But of course, we'll be wanting something to give us a bit of shade, for when the sun just gets too much.
For this, I've also looked at Infinite Canopies who offer bespoke, timber framed canopies in all manner of designs. Not only will this bring another dimension to the garden design, but it will also keep the boys dry when they're crafting outside in the rainy weather.
To finish, I was thinking of adding a new swing set to the end of the garden. Not just a plain one though, a nice big one with a slide and see-saw added in. I've seen some beautiful timber ones which will just look beautiful and always seem to age better than metal.
This may take a while though. Getting everything organised and fitted, maybe we might get this summer in our new garden, but if not, we can enjoy drinks in the autumn weather, whilst the kids play in their brand new garden.