garden design

Our poor front garden is full of bagged up building debris at the moment. Not great for first impressions and we do find quite a few people scavenging out front for treasures we may have mistakenly thrown away. Including some copper pipes Klaus has been hoarding.

Given the level of work we have to do I think it will be some time before we can give this garden much attention as we kind of need the space for all these important blue sacks.

view from sitting room window

The back garden is however tempting us to get started even though we should really be working on the interior. It’s pretty much a blank canvas and because it’s so long needs a bit of thought in terms of design.

the garden plus a glimpse of scaffolding

We’re going to reduce the size of the current patio. You actually can’t see all of it in this photo there’s another table and chairs out of shot, it looks a bit like a cafe right now.

For his birthday I bought Klaus a croquet set and he’s keen to keep a large section of lawn to play on. We’re also keen to leave some room for a garden studio. I had one in our old house and it was really useful.

garden office when new at our old house

Being slightly separated from the main house meant I didn’t get easily distracted and I didn’t have to tidy up at the end of the day. Perfect.

At the end of the garden we want to let things go slightly wild and we’re also planning on planting some fruiting trees and having room for vegetables.

So here’s the working plan.

Imagine lots of box hedging around the boarders. A mini-Versailles if you will. Really mini.


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