Doing up the Garden

little gardenThough it’s not the perfect rolling garden that i’ve dreamed of, a little bit of green for you to while away a sunny afternoon in is way better then nothing. Having lived in back- to back houses or flats throughout uni, i haven’t had the chance to get my hands nice and dirty, though i’ve always mangaed to have a herb pot or too on the windowsill.

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The place was a big mess to start with, lots of random bits of junk hanging around and a general untidiness about it. However we have vastly improved it but it is still a slow process when it comes to juggling work and home. There is still lots of rubbish to get rid of, a skip will be needed, and a general tidy up. I want to plant more flowers, refresh the wall with a whitewash, stain and protect some dusty looking garden furniture and make the place more welcoming for summer.

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I’ve alread started planting seeds and bulbs to come up when the last of the spring flowers die back and i am planning on growing a small salad garden, use creeping peas and beans on the walls and of course have a classic herb patch. It’s already  a nice place to sit out in, even in the winter as we have a shelter and a fire made out of an old propane tank.fire area IMG_5014

There is a messy patch in the corner of our car park which seems to have become a dumping ground for wood for the fire but also broken tellys, bags of rubble and strangly several mens jumpers. Once that is all cleared i can use the flower beds behind them to plant more veg and beautiful flowers.,

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I also want to bring some colour to the front of the building too with hanging baskets and some patio plants to make the place more inticing as a friendly place to drink and hang out and show we are a well run family pub compared to some of te scraggerly ended places that let thir properties go to rack and ruin. I will be posting updates on my progress so wish me luck, hopefully i can transform it in to my own little paradise.

Lorna

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