Sunday, 24 May 2015

Busy Day!

at my daughters garden Friday & Saturday.
She and her partner moved into this house last year and over winter they have concentrated on the inside, but now the nice weather is on its way she is starting on the garden.

When they moved in it had a decking area and shed at the end which was full of woodworm so that went, they bought a small temporary shed for there tools and had the one enormous tree and 2 fairly big trees removed.
Now my daughter is a 'jammy' so 'n' so, she always manages to get the bargains of the century, last autumn she picked up a small green house 6 x 4 brand new, including glass for £30!!! so we put that up yesterday. Then last week she bought off 'Gumtree' a massive shed 8 x 12 including the gravel for underneath for £50!!! When they got it back its in pristine condition.
Now this might seem like a big shed (which it is) but my daughter likes to 'do up furniture' as a hobby, it is her switch off from a very stressful job which she loves, plus at the moment she is writing assignments for a management course she is on, so is working long hard days.
This is where her parents/me step in to help.
So a couple of weeks back we helped put up the greenhouse and yesterday we moved it as she realised it was not in the right place. (Yes I probably could have said something, but this is not my garden, I learnt by making mistakes) and I think now it is in the right place.
We then started to put down the base of the shed, but to be honest ran out of steam as K and
her boyfriend (BF) and hubby had, had to go and collect and dismantle it in the morning.
I will keep you posted how it progresses.

Meanwhile in my garden things progress a pace. We are nearing the end of my 'birthday present', next week should be his last week until the autumn. He said how much he has enjoyed working at mine as there has been so much variety in the work.

At long last I have found a new home for these box hedge plants and its not where you would expect them to be!

On the front drive! When the gardener dug out the trench for this there was a lot of gravel left over which was a bit mucky, I wasn't sure what to do with it but he suggested we did this, (well he is there gardener too) we shoved it under the neighbours hedge, as they never, ever, ever, weed under here. Every year I go round when they are out and weed the whole of under the hedge and I don't think they ever notice.

The family think I should do some topiary in the shape of a Dachshund with them now!!! Please don't look at the window box and hanging basket as obviously I still have to do these!! Plus the front door needs painting again quite a pain as we always have to do a paint match and it is never quite right!!!

This area has been an odd one really, it used to have a bench in it, then once the bench had died it became a bit of a dumping ground. So the phormium on the left has been dug out and is going to my daughters, the bamboo I'm selling, the slabs have been lifted and this has now been returned to part of the flowerbed!

Just need something to fill it with!! Won't take me long!!

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