Saturday, 9 May 2015

Our Grand Garden Plans

Our garden is more of big car park; it’s just an expanse of tarmac without much in the way of greenery to break it up.  We have lots of plans to make it a more attractive space but of course actually getting round to doing anything involves time and money, both of which are in short supply at the moment.  We would have to hire a digger to break up the tarmac; we would love to replace with a lawned area whilst keeping a small tarmac section to continue the bike riding, scooting and go-karting fun.  

I guess there are advantages to have so little grass, especially now its growing so fast and what need regular mowing.  We have added a gate to our “garden” but other than that its pretty much how we bought the house.  Our grand vision is so far off, its not to say the boys do not enjoy their outside space, they do have a trampoline, a sand pit and a random box of toys they regularly play with.  But for me I would rather they had soft grass underfoot to buffer their falls and to protect their little knees from grazes!

Grown up plans involve a hot tub (when we are dreaming particularly hard!), a barbecue and a swinging chair.  The boys would love a climbing area and swing, the dog herself has not added to the list of demands, she is more than happy as long as she has a small digging area and somewhere to hide her chews!!!  

We need to get some new lighting, I liked this one from LED Planet for the porch area, it would make finding the dog in the dark a bit easier.

Spike lights are handy for the borders too especially if we ever hope to entertain in the evening and want our garden to look more appealing for our visitors.  Our neighbours are always hosting events and because of the state of our house on purchase we have always had a valid excuse but the time will come we have to return the favour and invite everyone over.

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