A small back garden makeover is on the cards. It’s going to be a huge job but it is desperately needed. Our garden is more of a backyard. It’s not very big and it’s completely concrete. It’s fenced off on both sides and there’s a brick built wall at the end of the garden which at the moment is covered in some type of green foliage that has sprung up from nowhere. We have no plants in the garden to look after as we have a dog, who once upon a time dug up all the plants and flowers so we replaced them with stones. We’re not overlooked and don’t have much of a view (okay, we have the view of someones side wall!) so we do have privacy which a lot of gardens don’t have.
It’s kind of suited us until now as we’ve been able to have barbeques on the patio in the Summer and been able to use the patio set when it’s nice and warm for dining al fresco or enjoying some sunshine but our back garden is completely child unfriendly and is in a bit of a state. I’m desperate to do something with it so that if we have any nice weather, Little Mr can go out into our back garden and have some fun. It needs a bit of love and a whole lot of tlc.
This is how our garden looks today looking away from the house down the garden.
(Please excuse any dog mess, we haven’t had chance to clean it up this weekend)
It’s grim, full of weeds, dog mess from the week (we pick it up every weekend as we’ve not used the garden since last Summer!) and really needs a good tidy up, a good clean and some attention.
We have an outhouse in the garden too which is full of stuff we don’t use like paints, mdf, wellies, the odd stiff paintbrush and could do with knocking down but it’s a practical space for our chest freezer and an outdoor tap. It’s full of spiders and the roof is leaking terribly so we need to do something with that this Summer too.
So there’s our back garden as it is currently. I’ll be sharing my ideas and plans for our garden makeover over the next few weeks and hopefully we’ll have made a start to clear the rubbish and get it tidied up. There’s so much I’d love to do with it, I just hope our very limited budget, skills and garden know-how can do it justice!