Making what we have look better

We had thought of buying a bigger house, we had looked, we
had debated then we admitted defeat, it’s an expensive business (legal fee’s,
stamp duty to pay, the cost of moving all your things – we seem to have a lot
of toy shaped things anyway!). Some of
the houses we went to view were gorgeous but many had lurking problems (needing
a new roof, a complete deforestation to get to the front door or upgrading into
this century generally!), all meaning more expense. We have decided to make the most of what we do have and that
means beautifying our house and garden.

Last
time we tried to improve the garden we bought lots of fully-grown plants and
spent a small fortune on giant pots to house them. That project largely failed, watering was not always done on time
and the poor plants were looking a little dried out and thirsty when I donated
them to my parents in the hope they could bring them back to life (which they
did a magnificent job of!).

This
time I want to nurse the plants from scratch, if I get little tiny seeds surely
I would feel more attached! I would
have grown them from small plantlings into something quite grand, so surely
even I would remember to water them. 
Seeds are so cheap too in comparison to the big plants I bought last
time. Obviously you have to wait for
results but I might be able to get the boys involved. They still have little gardening tools from an earlier blogging
review.

Or if they are too eager to see results straight away then we could
consider plug plants as a slightly quicker start getting the garden we want. At the moment it is mainly weeds, children’s toys and random holes the boys dug for me to trip and fall!

There
are so many plant shops picking one is tricky I know my dad mentioned Suttons
as he definitely has the green fingers in the family, it used to be my taid, he
was fabulous, he showed his vegetables and flowers locally and won lots of
awards. I on the other hand would just
be grateful for some coverage of the flowering beds, so they do not look so
bare! My mum says the neighbours will
talk (heaven forbid!).

Our
house might never be a show home, but it would be nice to spruce it up a little
and a few packets of seeds won’t break the bank, the hunt for a new house on
the other hand would have meant a holiday ban for YEARS and I may have had to
cut out wine and chocolate too…

If your a bit of a novice like me there is plenty of gardening tips on the internet. If I pull this off anyone can.

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