This year seems to have flown by at such a rapid rate of knots that now the nicer weather is hear I am afraid to say it but I am behind on my garden maintenance and other than a quick jet wash we haven’t yet bought our new patio dining set, not had the gardener in to build the raised flowerbeds and the shed repairs have yet to be started.
But its got me thinking. Why is it I run round like a lunatic during the spring summer months titivating the garden for a few months of use when to be honest we would love nothing more than to use it all year round.
Jacob is an outdoor kids and is desperate everyday to get outside so I am thinking I want to spend this year all the way through till winter if needs be to make our garden user friendly all year round.
I want raised sleeper flowerbeds filled with evergreen shrubs to ensure that I don’t have to work on the garden flowerbeds all year ground giving me colour and flowers without the work.
I would love a seating that can be used even on cold dry days in the autumn and winter. Somewhere to perch while the kids continue to play outside, after all there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.
We need to sort out and upgrade some outdoor lighting. We had a flood light fitted when I first moved in but it was fitted incorrectly and keeps blowing up so we have turned it off and never sorted it. It would be wonderful to add some ambiance to the garden by adding in practical outdoor lighting. We have been looking online at Lights.co.uk for some options and I am loving the idea of solar lighting!
We would love an area of the garden that is undercover, giving shade in the summer but yet shelter in the drizzle or even full on rain where Jacob is concerned.
I am liking the retractable awnings and even those large hanging sales that you hook on but I am not sure how practical that would be. If funding was no option I would rally love a more permanent cover or awning that spans the living room patio doors.
Next year I am determined to spend my days in the garden relaxing not working on pulling the up the weeds!