Friday, 4 June 2010

What a difference two years makes


Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying some sunny weather. A few years back, long story short, we renovated a 1930's semi. We loved our old house and garden but had to move due to bad neighbours. I'm not a natural gardener but love the garden as another room so to speak. We finished the renovations in december then in spring 08 tackled the 'garden', what was left of it. I'm no good with adding photos in order so here goes....

The latest edition, my summerhouse which is near the bottom of the garden and in the space in the photo below. I never did know what to do with this space so just paved it over.



The above photo brings back many memories....those rubble piles kept getting bigger!



Skips are very expensive, all the rubble from the foundations of the extension and conservatory....hmm...... sloping garden...... guess where the rubble went? Under the decking!






Where the concrete mixer is, thats where I decided to extend the decking and build the pergola. A decision made because......more rubble to hide! We even ran out of room to work at one point and I had to move the rubble piles around. My dad lost his car keys and then we found them....you've guessed it, under a pile of rubble we were moving.

Like I say, I'm not a gardener, all the plants apart from two were given to us, the bamboos were my aunts, then mums, now ours.  It was really funny the day we dug them all up, loaded the trailer and drove our new garden home.

So I hope the suns shining where you are and make the most of this lovely weather.

And not a pile of rubble in sight.....

5 comments:

Cheap2Chic said...

It's wonderful having a photographic reminder because you soon forget how it used to be. I keep meaning to do an update of my miniscule garden one year on.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

You have made a lovely job of it! the decking is fab and your hideaway is just perfect. Good to 'see' you honey xxx

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

What an amazing transformation! Such a beautiful garden!

Kelly said...

What a great space you created, I would love to have something like that!

Now about this not making bears thing...get back to it woman, you can't deprive the world of your work! Besides one of these days when I have a little extra cash I want to adopt one of your bears and how can I do that if you don't make any! XD

Hugs, Kelly

Amanda said...

Thanks Kelly, funny enough, just posting this then I'm off to the summer house to do a bear!