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Garden Update

I say update but I actually don’t think I’ve posted much about our garden at all! But I’m now getting a bit excited about finally getting out garden sorted! We moved to this house about 5 years ago and one of the main attractions was the garden – it’s big! And perfect for two dogs and two kids.


(The “after” photo is now the “middle” and please forgive the blurriness of the photos)

Since we’ve been here we’ve taken down all the leylandis and got a builder in to extend a patio area and put in raised beds in. We also had a vegetable patch put in and finally we’ve planted some veg in it!

Garden Veg

We went to our local garden centre (Fron Goch) for a talk about growing veggies which was very interesting. I spent a while afterwards looking though their selection of veg for ideas of what to plant.


What I also would like is a composter so I can put our food waste to good use. I also would like a greenhouse. There’s a greenhouse at the other house which we possibly could salvage and repair using this plastic greenhouse glass*. Plastic would be ideal because it would be safer with two young children.


(A panoramic view of our garden – the shed is not wonky it’s just the photo! Click on it to see a bigger version)

I think there’s a big improvement from where we started but there’s still a lot to do yet. I want to put in some cherry blossom trees in the far corner and extend the veggie patch.

What do you think?

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  • Reply bevchen

    Wow, it’s huge! I would love a garden, but obviously living in flats it will never happen.

    May 2, 2016 at 7:56 am
  • Reply Laura Hyde

    What a transformation 🙂 great garden and great post! #HomeEtc

    May 25, 2016 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Lins BooandMaddie

    Such a great space, having a dog too I know how important it is to have somewhere they can run around and go crazy in so it must be doubly valuable with the kiddies. Great work on the improvements too X #HomeEtc

    May 25, 2016 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons

    Wow, what a fabulous space! I’m also in the process of transforming a fairly big garden and I’m finding I need so much patience! Getting rid of the leylandi must grant you so much more light to work with. Like you, I’d love a greenhouse but I think that’s not to be – I am hoping to set up a composter though. Good luck with your veggies!

    May 25, 2016 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply john adams

    Brining down those trees has opened it up a lot. Glad to hear the shed isn’t wonky,! #HomeEtc

    May 26, 2016 at 6:05 am
  • Reply Caro Davies

    Blimey — you’ve done SO much!!! Lovely that you’ve still got established trees on the other side of the fence. I’m not a fan of conifers but sometimes when you cut them down it can look a little odd. Yours looks fabulous!!!! SO much more light — I bet you’re thrilled with it 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with us pet! Caro xx #HomeEtc

    May 30, 2016 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply mummyofboygirltwins

    Looks so much bigger! A super space and perfect for the summer months 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Thanks so much for linking up, love Jess xx


    May 30, 2016 at 7:39 pm
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