Down in the Garden

February 23, 2010

The 2010 Summer Garden Plan

Filed under: Uncategorized — gardengamesandleisure @ 3:33 pm

Like so many people I’ve had enough of Winter. Don’t get me wrong, I love snow & Christmas but we’ve done that now and the allure of the garden and sunshine and everything else that goes with it is now becoming ever increasingly appealing.

Every year, like many people, we try and make a few improvements to the garden and the outside of the house in general (see some of the other blog posts). Today we formulated our plan.

  1. Get the redundant bit of land next to the summer house and behind the swing chair at least looking nice if not serving a purpose.
  2. Grow raspberries.
  3. Get a clematis going along the fence nearest the climbing frame.
  4. Treat all the visible fence panels as they are getting a bit ropey.
  5. Make a balance beam from the 2 extra bits of wood delivered with the climbing frame.
  6. Assemble the sand-pit that came with the climbing frame.
  7. Power-hose the patio & side passage.
  8. Get the summer house furniture and the teak chairs all matching with bright red cushion covers, maybe with a parasol for the table.
  9. Paint the garage door blue.

Now that I’ve put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard anyway, let’s see how far we get. Below are pics of all the areas that we are looking to improve and I’ll blog back at the beginning of September, hopefully with photographic evidence that summer 2010 wasn’t all World Cup, Wimbledon, barbecues & backgammon.

Give the garage door a re-painting of blue

A wooden sandpit, as it currently is

The perfect area to grow raspberries

Needs a hoseing down

Start a Clematis growing along the fencing

The fence could do with a treatment


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