One of the main drivers for us getting this house, aside from the masses of space, lovely wooden floors and a kitchen three times the size of our old one, is the garden.
Our old house was a Victorian terrace, so the garden was a small paved square, covered in weeds.
|This was taken after I'd spent a few hours strimming and sweeping|
and generally tidying up the place
Our new house has a massive garden! The living room opens onto a small patio, then there are steps leading up to a raised decking area.
|It came with a table and benches, so with our furniture too|
we can seat at least 11 people for a BBQ!
So far, so similar. Not much bigger than our old yard. However, to the left of the steps is the path leading to the rest of the garden.
|I'm going to have to do something about|
all the dandelions though.
|View from halfway up the lawn, back towards the house.|
|The rest of the lawn and greenhouse, taken from the other side.|
You see those blossoming trees? Those are apple trees. There's a pear tree behind the greenhouse too. On the right side of the garden is a plum. There are strawberries growing all around the base of the greenhouse, and next to the house is a space for a kitchen herb garden, currently planted with mint, sage and rosemary.
We are very excited about the greenhouse. We plan to grow chillis, peppers, tomatoes and garlic; I also want to try out potatoes in pots.
I brought my sycamore seedlings over from the old house. They are doing well! Soon I will need to re-pot them. I'm not sure if they should stay out on the table, or if I should put them in the greenhouse. What do you think?