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archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155
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 this is my daughters (alex) new house and garden . and ideas folks we .plan to regrass the top and deck the lower garden area.

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  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    I'd be desperate to cover all that fencing with climbers asap and stick a couple of hardy shrubs in

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

    the fence has been painted the (grass) strimmed and limestone removed sara 4... you got in one .thats what she wants pots raised bed for a few veg  climbers om the fence. bar b que and clay oven . bins will be at the side of the house.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,264

    Looks like some hard work is coming your daughters way but if it's a first garden, what a good size.

    It's always nice to start with a blank canvas. Decking is very popular but needs maintaining and can get slimy and slippy in wet weather and we've had plenty of that recently. I suggest flagging the area near to the house. If budget allows go with decking, with a glass canopy over it. This means with table and chairs, the garden can be enjoyed come rain or shine, throughout the seasons and becomes an extra room.  

    Is your daughter a keen gardener, have children, does she want a low maintenance garden, would she consider growing fruit and veg? A herb bed is a must for anyone who likes cooking.   

     

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155
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     my daughter is keen to learn as is the son in law . but granpas doing most of the graft  at the moment  had  a week off . oh and we have cleared the front garden as well . thanks for your thoughts .

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,170

    I did a makeover on my daughter's very narrow 2 1/2m wide garden a few years ago. It's grown a lot more now with bushier plants and roses on the arch.

     

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     My daughter's garden is very shady especially on the left. I removed all the grass and weeds, dug it, added compost and organic fertiliser and re-sowed the grass. I made a zig-zag path to make it wider - but your daughter's garden is wider. You don't state the aspect or type of soil, which would be good to know when planning.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,170

    Here is the before pic. I had sent it but it's vanished!

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    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,335

    BL, as someone who has just moved from a tiny terraced yard that is a triumph!!!

    Archie & Alex, how lovely to have family who will help with the hard work, and hopefully be able to enjoy sitting out there with everyone to enjoy it image

    I second a roof of some sort - I love sitting out in a sheltered corner with a good book when it's raining - it's a sort of magic image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

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    the garage is be made in to  a rain  shelter . taking the side out and puting in two relcalimed pillers 

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Archiepem good job done there. Just wondered is it a watering can job or hosepipe? Wanted to check daughter has an outside tap/ water butt. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,335

    Archiepem - brilliant idea image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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