I hope you’re all well and having a lovely summer! We have officially lived in our house for a year now. We moved into this place on 25th July 2019 on the hottest day of the year (typical when you need to carry heavy things!)
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We have slowly been getting the house into ship shape. When we moved in, the decor was what I would describe as ancient. Horrific wallpaper, which really made the whole place look outdated. For some reason, every window had office style horizontal blinds that were discoloured and the gardens both at the front and back were seriously overgrown.
We’ve only hosted one party at our house since we’d lived here, until our oldest daughters 5th birthday last weekend. We’d not really bothered with the garden much before but my partner Reuben wanted it to be perfect. We had some overgrown bushes in the right hand corner of our back garden and until he cut them right back, we didn’t realise how much more spacious it would look.
This was perfect timing as we hired a bouncy castle for our daughters birthday and I don’t think it would have fit if he’d not cut it back. The corner that he tidied up looks quite bare now, I’d not noticed that there was no grass underneath all of the branches before.
I have to tell you now that I am a serial plant killer. Every time we buy or are given a plant as a gift I manage to kill it every time. Where my partner Reuben has removed some stones that were in the middle of the garden it’s left a patch of ground where they’ve been lifted up. I have thought about putting Artificial Grass where it’s left the round patch and also in the right hand corner. My partner Reuben moved the stones that were here into the front garden to sit around the big blossom tree and it does look much nicer here.
We aren’t sure if we will go with this or try and get some grass seeds to even if our but it’s really noticeable at the moment. – especially as we are in the middle of summer and spending lots of time in the garden.
Before we moved here we had no garden and so I’ve been dreaming for such a long time about what we can have in our garden.
I’ve left it too late this year but I really want to grow some strawberries and raspberries in our back garden and I think the girls will have so much fun picking them. I was thinking of maybe having them in hanging baskets as there’s nothing worse than the slugs or snails getting to them before we do!
I also love wild flowers and lavender and want an abundance of these in our garden. Lots of lovely plants ready for the bees and the butterflies (I adore butterflies).
Some other bits I’d love for our garden is maybe a trampoline for the girls but most definitely a slide as I know they will have so much fun. My mum recently brought over the toddler slide that we left at her house and Zayah broke it within one minute of it arriving so I’m going to get a new one.
I’d also like some comfy seating in our back garden too – maybe a rattan sofa and chairs to relax on during the summer whilst the girls are playing outside.
One last thing that I would really like in our garden is an outdoor heater. This would be perfect for those summer/autumn nights where it starts to feel a bit nippy outside. What I also like about them is that they keep those pesky mosquitos away!
I’m sure I’ll have plenty more ideas in the future but these seem like realistic goals that we can save up for and slowly make it exactly how we would like it. If you’ve got any ideas for anything else, let me know!