Jim has spent most of this week working on a major garden project for us... that story I am saving for another post, but before we start showing off any finished work, I thought it's probably a good idea to do a post about our plans for the garden.
Our garden was pretty overgrown when we bought the house 4 years ago, but after a succession of tenants, it's in dire need of some TLC. We have already refenced 90% of the boundary and ripped out dozens of plants and weeds, but there is so much more to do. The long-term aim is to create a garden that reflects our seaside location and has spaces for the many things each family member wants from an outside space.
This is a simple plan of the garden as it stands now. The top of the map is north... roughly
There are five main projects we are aiming to tackle...
(1) Remove tree stumps and create raised vegetable bed surrounding existing brick base with new railway sleepers
(2) Level large flower bed (removing more tree stumps) and turf area
(3) Add fence and gate to separate front and back gardens
(4) Move boulders and plant box hedge along Eastern boundary
(5) Beautify (!) our yard which has become a dumping ground for wheelie bins and the various bits of rubbish we have found in the garden, and is the view from my sewing room/spare bedroom!
We are not by any means experienced gardeners, six years in military housing definitely put paid to that! But we are hungry to learn, and eager to transform our small green space. It will be a long project and a steep learning curve, but as the Pinterest mosaic shows, I am collecting ideas all the time!