We have lived in our little house for three years now and when we moved in the property was pretty bland. We have worked really hard to create a warm cosy home and on a budget.
Before in 2008
The garden was really plain & boring and now it is starting to come to life.
After in 2012
I love the garden and to be honest I spend more time on my garden than I do my house.
There is a spot for everyone. The summer house is our office/teenagers hub.
An old retro caravan awning acts as a shelter and shade from our good ole British weather. I was after a large gazebo and my thrifty nature didn't want to fork out huge amounts of cash so I decided to use Bertha's (my retro caravan) awning. I sit here when the sun is beaming and its a dry place for me to pot up my plants when its raining.
Two decked areas provide seating for our BBQ guests and for the family to sit and eat.
My gorgeous Senetti is in full bloom.
My veggies are poking their heads through the soil. In my raised beds I have onions, carrots, swede, parsnips and garlic. In the bags I have spuds growing.
Carrots & onions are grown in alternate rows.
We have a fire pit where we will be putting up a cooking tripod for our dutch oven full of warm food. We will sit and toast marshmallows (when the rain stops) for some campfire fun.
My woodland garden that we began creating last Autumn is coming along beautifully and the kids love to play down there on the tyre swing and in the tree house.
Hopefully by this time next year this area will be fully enclosed as the plants grow and become more established.
So there you have it...my garden after 3 years of hard work. Can't wait to see how it develops over the next few years.