Like most of our grand ideas, this one started one spring evening over a glass of vino!
The weekend before easter last year, whilst we were sat on our little patio, pondering what we could do to make the garden more ‘us’, we both agreed we had too much concrete space at the back, and wanted more grass, greenery and structure to the garden. So imagine before the back concrete area came all the way out to where the grass starts now. Stupidly we both believed we could get it done over Easter weekend, oh how niave we were!
Fast forward to almost a year and we’ve almost achieved what we set out to do, however it’s gone on hold to be finished off due to having an extension, and the likely hood of our garden being trashed in the build! But I loved this project, we did all of it ourselves, from digging out the earth to hiring a skip to take away the leftover hardcore, to creating the sleeper planters and leveling off the ground to create the steps.
I’m so proud of our achievement, and it’s meant in the long run, once we have the extension sorted we won’t have lost any grass space, win win!
We just really need to sow some grass seeds to finish off the lower level, and jet wash the tiles and put and edging on the step. Rehang the mirror – its only down at the mo because ‘Storm Gareth’ (which doesn’t sound menacing enough for this wind!) nearly blew it down so I don’t want it to shatter. Oh and convince my green fingered Mum to give us a hand planting some bulbs in the planters, although knowing Mum it won’t take much persuading!