Moving in to my house, one of the first areas I wanted to tackle my garden. I wanted to have an outdoor space we could relax in (and escape from ) the building works on the place. So we have been on a mission to get it finished by the end of the summer.
With the lovely people at Rolawn, my outdoor space was transformed from a wrestling mud pit was transformed into a lush green garden in a matter of days. Yes, it was epic hard work (mainly done by Jonathan) but the garden are outstanding. Yes, it would have been easier to put down paving instead. But looking at the end results you can see why we persevered.
Now were working on ways to stop dog pee burning holes in our lovely lawn! We’ve bought him dog rocks – which you put in his water bowl and then try to spray the garden every time he pees but it is a bit of an endless battle tbh.
I love the fences which make me feel as if I am in a country garden rather than in the middle of busy Brighton. The woven effect is so natural looking (hazel hurdle fences by Primrose). They cost from £34.99 each. I plant to grow wild flowers which love the sun and put them in boarders around the lawn to soften the look of the fence. I want my garden to be full of purples, blues and lavenders. In the gravel area by the back door, I want to grow herbs in pots and salad too. I cheat my salad growing by buying living leaves from the supermarket and planting them – so much easier than growing from seed and I seem to have an endless supply of leaves for diner.
Jonathan bought a hand lawnmower – which collects all the cuttings. We’ve not got a bowling green yet but we’re working on it.
I’ve taken lots of snaps before & afters which you can see in my blog post – a diary of a garden makeover