I’ve talked a little bit on the blog about our garden, and how we’ve never quite fallen in love with it. Last year we spent some time getting
This year after coming back from Disney, we knew the garden and back door were the priorities for our home. We began by replacing our patio doors which had been nearing the end of their live and were awkward to open. Just that small transformation made a lot of difference to our garden as we went from a tilt and slide back door to both patio doors opening outwards from the living space to the decking area. It created so much more space and spurred us on to remove the decking area that was beginning to rot, and despite re sealing it each year, it was looking tired.
Under our decking was shingle, which we have left at the moment whilst we decide whether we want to replace the decking or lay a patio instead. We are both happy to spend the money in other areas of the garden before making that decision. One big area is a tree just beyond the border at the end of our garden. It sits in the public footpath between our back fence and our neighbour’s fence. As it is in a public area, the council won’t do anything about it, but it’s starting to encroach onto our boundary line we know we will have to do something about it.
We have a south west facing garden so we pretty much get the sun all afternoon, but when it goes behind this tree we lose it and don’t seem to be able to enjoy the evening sun when it is with us. We have looked into some different options and I think we’ve settled on crown lifting to be able to prune some of the branches and hopefully give us a tidier look to the end of the garden.
It does feel as though the jobs are never ending as we have yet to replace our barbecue. Each Summer we say when it has run our of gas then we’ll replace the whole barbecue but the trusty gas bottle seems to be going on forever.
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