It’s safe to say the new garden has been neglected these last few months because we’ve had a lot to do in the house. So it´s time to put on my working boots and take out the leaf blower, lawnmower, and all my gardening tools.
The borders aren’t doing too bad but they’re definitely in need of weeding and talking of weeds, the vegetable garden is absolutely full of them.
No Vegetable Garden!
I had planned to keep the vegetable garden and grow our own veg for Christmas dinner but I know deep down that I’ll get fed up and want to grow pretty flowers instead! I also want a water feature and after talking it over with Ant, we’ve decided that the vegetable patch will become my part of the garden where I can potter about in the greenhouse, plant up hanging baskets and pots in my potting shed and have a place to just sit and enjoy the water.
Exciting Garden Plans
So here are our plans for what is going to be a very big garden project 🙂
Wildlife Pond & Waterfall
I’ve been spending a huge amount of time on Pinterest looking for the perfect waterfall, stream and pond. I want something like this….
I’ve put a bridge on the plan but after seeing the stepping stone on the above photos I think I’d prefer that.
I want it to end in a small wildlife pond where hopefully, I’ll get some frogs moving in and making it home 🙂
I’m going to be prettying up our sheds and I’m using these photos for inspiration…
|Found on Pinterest but unsure of original source. Happy to add copyright information.
|Again, found on Pinterest and unsure of original source. Happy to add copyright information.
I want some fun paths so again I turned to Pinterest and here’s the design I’ve picked 🙂
I’m sure we’ve already got enough wood to make this path and a small patio, thanks to Ant never throwing stuff away! I’m going to be using Cuprinol pastel garden shades to paint the wood pieces and I’m thinking of filling in between the wood with small stones.
I’m really excited to get started but I’m also wondering where to start because it really is quite a mess at the moment!
Getting Rid Of Rubbish
I’m going to be spending the weekend clearing and sorting rubbish then digging up the bricks from the other greenhouse the previous owner used to have.
Ant’s going to sort out what preparation needs doing to move the sheds and greenhouse then I’ll work on any jobs I can do while he’s at work.
The kids are happy that I’m leaving all of the lawn alone because the lawn we had at the old house was tiny and they said I took up too much space in the garden with my flowers!
They love having a big lawn to play on.
So there we have it, big plans for our wonderful new big garden and I can’t wait to get started 🙂