Wednesday, 7 April 2010

A work in progress...

After being inspired by Kayla Aimee's post today. I went and took a couple of photos of our garden.

I don't think I've ever really written about our house properly. We bought our house in September 2007. It was an ex council house that someone had bought and was renting out. The people that had rented the property had pretty much wrecked it. The kitchen was falling apart, the bathroom disgusting and every room pretty much needed old carpets removing and plaster work fixed.

It was a huge job to take on but we wanted to get onto the property market and luckily my Dad used to work for my Grandad's building firm so we had his help and advice. Plus we learnt an awful lot as we went along. All the work was done with help from family.

We had a new kitchen & bathroom. Repaired, painted and floored every room in the house and we finally were able to move in November the same year after working almost every spare hour.

Things still need finishing now and the garden is one big part of that.

The garden was just a weed-ridden grassy patch with an old rotting shed near the house. We replaced said shed, added a new patio, space to hang washing, lots of places for pretty flowers and the trees for some privacy. We've just added a new vegetable plot to go green!

It's still a work in progress. It's taken a long time already but it's getting there and what with the recent British weather I'm suprised we got this far! Especially baring in mind that the garden is over 21 metres long! I do dream of this pretty little garden where I can sit with a book, enjoying the sunshine and a glass of lemonade.

Some day...

Lisa x

1 comment:

Deanne said...

garden looks fab honey, ours needs working on but happily we sold our house and the garden where we are moving to is lovely :) just need to put my touch on it lol x
its fab having a green patch too, remember you can grow soooo much in tubs too xxx