I know winter is not really the time to be thinking about gardening, but before we know it winter will be over and it will be time to start thinking about the outside of the house. We have never really been in a position to do any serious thinking about garden design. However, we have realised that this coming new year will be different for us and we are going to try and make a real effort with both gardens.
The back garden is basically just a decent lawn, we have a shed and some herbs growing. Ideally I would like to have a nice border around the edge of the garden with some plants and flowers growing. I love climbing ivy and I really do appreciate using the herbs that we have grown in the garden. We had strawberries and spring onions growing one year, so maybe we could pick that up again. I have also been looking at wooden play-houses for the kids, I think they look great and can also double as a little storage area for toys.
We do have a small paved area at the back door that I would also like re-doing. I think that decking would be great but I am not too sure our garden is big enough but I would still bear it in mind. I do like thinking about plans for the garden, but of course, the reality is that I have enough on my plate inside the house to be too concerned about the outside. Warren is the one who usually gets stuck in with the garden, I think I have picked up the lawnmower once in my life – but it’s not like I haven’t got enough to be getting on with!
|Fun in the garden in summer!|
I am looking forward to thinking about the garden next year though. It will be nice to have a spruced up garden all ready for summer – I’m sure that Warren can’t wait to get his gardening gloves on…. !
This post was written in collaboration with PR. All words are my own.