Though 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.
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.
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.
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.,
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.