I have to admit I have been neglecting my blog for the last few months. The endless rain and chilly wind has made me lazy, I have been using any excuse not to have to venture outside or do something garden related so hence I haven’t had much to talk about!
Over the last few weeks we have finally seen some long awaited sunshine and after seeing all the mini fruit and veg plants around in supermarkets and garden centres I thought it was about time I got myself into gear and sorted out our ‘garden’ (it can’t really be classed as a garden yet, more like a decked box).
As many of you know if you have read any of my previous blogs our ‘garden’ is a 6×3 meter decked area with not so much as a tree, shrub or weed. It is a blank canvas for me to get my teeth into. Along came the weekend and I marched my other half off to B&Q. I figured we should start simple – garden furniture and a bbq! We decided on a pub style garden bench and after hours of browsing the isles we decided on a large gas bbq, I can’t remember the make, I have to admit I wasn’t paying too much attention, that’s his area!
Now I class myself as quite a competent person when it comes to flat packs, but I struggled with the bench. Lucky my brother was on hand to help with his muscles!!!
The bench took two of us to build but its simple and looks great, I have to say that for £49 from B&Q it’s a bargain.
My plan is to paint it and I have chosen Coastal Mist a lovely blue/grey colour from the Cuprinol Shades range. After the build I was too tired to do the painting so it’s not been done yet but I’ve added it to the list.
Ta Dah! This is the results. Ok so it’s not much, but it’s a start!
I have ordered my raised beds but they haven’t been delivered yet so as my mum and dad were visiting I got dad to work putting up some trellis. I am planning on having a raised bed along the bottom wall in which I can grow a lovely but prickly rose, I want to try and create a deterrent for burglars as well as a pretty wall.
I bought some beautiful and very comfy deck chairs from Habitat which you can see mum is enjoying while she watches the men work!
So this is where I am so far! What do you think?
Check back next week for an update on how we have got on with the raised beds!