The Garden Makeover: An Update

Sunday, 11 June 2017

So, here we are....the end!

It is has been over a year, but we are now on the home stretch! The garden is almost complete!

You may have seen my last update, but here are some, (okay, a lot), of pictures of what it looks like now and how far we've come!

So, this is what it looked like to begin with.....

and in the last update, I showed you that Mark created Gabion cage walls for the bottom half of the garden, along with some raised flower beds and borders.

well, over the past few months, Mark and his mum and dad have been working really hard to get the garden finished, and this is now what it looks like....

We now have artificial grass, a hammock (!), and some planting....

I have to say, I felt bad for not really helping. I was in charge of making tea and coffee, but that was about it!

However, I did choose the colours of our new garden furniture. I was even allowed to paint it, which for those of you who don't know me, is a really big deal! (I'm not one to be trusted with a paint brush!)

I also planted up some lavenders into our new pots!

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One of my favourite things though is our new addition....

So there we have it. I'm so proud of Mark. When he first told me his plan, I thought he was mad! To be fair, when it looked like an episode of Time Team during the winter, he thought so too, but it is better than either of us could imagine.

It's taken over a year to get the garden sorted, but it is now a garden that we're using it almost every day. We have already had a few BBQs!

I wonder what the next project will be?!

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  1. What a lovely space! I love all the bright coloured accessories and furniture, I feel like I need to sort my garden out now as its a complete mess! #kcacols

  2. It looks amazing, so colourful and neat! #kcacols

  3. oh wow how much bigger does that look? I love the two tiered part, it gives the garden a little something extra rather than just a standard garden - if you get what I mean? I love Dolly also!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week

    1. It looks so much bigger, doesn't it! I know exactly what you mean :)

  4. haha time team! it looks amazing! I love the raised beds. its fab when a plan all comes together! and perfect for summer time now! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

  5. Stunning! I love the way you separated it, and stone filled wire is my fav garden art at the moment.

  6. Oh wow its beautiful. Such a lovely space. And with the nicer weather you'll be able to make the most of it. I really need a garden overhaul. #triumphanttales

  7. Oh wow its beautiful. Such a lovely space. And with the nicer weather you'll be able to make the most of it. I really need a garden overhaul. #triumphanttales

  8. It looks amazing! I like the idea of having artificial grass, seems much easier with younger children who like to be out on the grass in all weathers. So much colour and I love the seating, you're going to enjoy summer in the garden this year. Thanks for linking up to #BigPinkLink

  9. I love that garden furniture! And that artificial lawn looks amazing! #bigpinklink

  10. I love Dolly. And the colours you've picked are wonderful. Bright and cheerful. #kcacols