. . is to get a makeover.
This will be our third year in this house, the first year was spent just generally getting a few major (new dining room roof, new front door and porch door) and minor (new curtain rails, boiler maintainence etc.) jobs in hand plus Rog had a small health blip which slowed us down, the second year was spent preparing for, undertaking and then recovering from the renovation of an outbuilding into work space for both of us, and now this year - knowing that I wasn't in the mood for another three months of builders disruption to renovate our utility room and provide a new bathroom downstairs - we are going to make use of the resource which is the back garden. We'll replace the rather dilapidated fence down the right hand side, we'll mend the shed roof and then move the shed to the other side of the garden, we'll buy and install a greenhouse and two sleeper-built raised beds and prepare a good third of the rather wild, field-like grassy area to make a vegetable plot. We'll then set about flattening the rest of the grass to make a lawn surrounded by flower borders! Here are the before shots taken from and then towards the house, watch this space for updates as the work progresses.