Since we bought the house we have done several things to the garden. When we moved in the previous people had half attempted to get rid of the rockery at the back of the garden but one corner, behind the rickety shed, was still overgrown and full of rubble. We got rid of the patio at the end of the garden and D built a massive man shed in its place. The other corner of the garden was used as a dumping ground whilst we renovated the house. It ended up with copper wires and bath taps as well as all the soil and weeds that were previously there. Recently though we took on the massive task of clearing it which included getting rid of the shed as well as digging up the remaining soil and weeds. We had to build a retaining wall to support the fence and then clear and level the soil. This area is going to be J’s play area including a play house that D is planning on building for him.
We also relayed the path from the patio to the shed, made it wider, not wonky and ran an electric cable to the shed. J had loads of fun in the garden helping us and he has become a master of using a hammer. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if he knew how to mix concrete and lay a patio.
D decided he wanted a raised pond and planter and rockery running along the side of the garden. I don’t really know what he’s doing but ive agreed to it anyway. He has started making a frame to support the pond and painted it in some weird black sticky paint. Whilst doing all of this we decided it would be a good time to buy a swing and a trampoline for J to go in the garden. So now not only are we working around general gardening stuff but we have these taking over the garden as well. The plan is that hopefully J will be happily potting around whilst we finish the garden. We still need to turf the back corner and sort the left side of the garden out including the railway sleepers.
I will be updating as we go along with the garden progress.