Plans for my new Garden

Erm how exciting is buying a new house please? New beginnings, and opportunities to put your mark on it! Seriously I am so excited that in a couple of weeks it will be ours and as a result, thoughts of decor, layout, more space, countryside and village dwelling race around my mind on a daily basis and let me tell you- it is VERY exciting.

Our new house has a great garden that is nicely done, private and south facing, and I cant wait to finally have space to hang out in and entertain. Whilst we have a garden in our current home, it’s never really felt like a place to entertain or hang out. It’s been hours of fun for the kids but not so practical for all the needs we have. The new one we have however is going to be multi-functional with a decked area for us, and a lawn with a wendy house (shed) for the kids.

 

I have thought a lot about what I want in it and there are 3 things we have both agreed on are necessary – seating, a BBQ and a Chimenea!

1. Seating

The area at the back of the garage that the owners currently use as a seating area is the perfect place for some outdoor seating. It gets the sun all day, is secluded and decked out lovely. But rather than a “patio table” like they have had, I would really love a cool corner sofa or some comfy chairs. I want my garden to be chilled and relaxed and an easy spot to put your feet up and catch some rays! Whether that is on some rattan or homemade from pallets, I am not 100% sure yet.

I love the corner group and Hawaii sets from Fishpools, and this budget one from Ikea. Then on the opposite end of the budget, how cool is this pallet one – handmade from Esther at Inside, out and about?

2. BBQ

We are a nation that loves a good BBQ come rain or shine, and I look forward to being able to have them now at my house with our families and friends. Nathan and I like the idea of a built in one, but it might be just as easy to buy a beasty one and store it in our new garage. Either way we will be doing some good ol grilling in our garden this summer.

3. Chimenea

Nathan has dreamed of a chimenea in our garden since last summer when we sat around my sisters chatting all night and toasting marshmallows with the kids. It was a lovely few days and we both thought how nic eit would be this summer to do the same in our garden. With mocktails and feet up it seems a lovely dream to be together outdoors listening to nature whilst the kids sleep. It all seems so blissful and I can’t wait! This one is from Asda for £69 or this one from Homebase.

And finally a few little decor things to give it that personal touch – I love all of these and their tropical vibes. They are a mix from both H&M Home and Primark!

 

We are moving during the summer and I can’t help but dream of long days playing with the kids outside, and then warm summer evenings relaxing with my love. How lovely is it to have a garden? How exciting is it to move house? I can’t wait!

 

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  1. May 25, 2017 / 10:31 am

    I would recommend vegetable garden. When planning a vegetable garden it’s all too easy to jump in with both feet and try to grow as much as possible in the first year. Many experienced gardeners will tell you that this is just setting yourself up for disappointment as the amount to learn, maintain and weed can quickly become overwhelming. Far better is to make a list of your favorite vegetables and narrow it down to the ones that taste best fresh or cost a lot to buy in the shops. Plan to create a few vegetable beds each year, expanding as you become confident and find the timesaving shortcuts that work for you. Defining good paths (using materials such as woodchip and weed suppressant fabric) will pay back many times over in the time saved maintaining them.
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