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Our very first project in the garden was to get rid of the old (dangerous!) play structure and to install a new fence. We managed to do this at the end of the summer, and now have a safe play space for the kids to play in.
I blogged about the old play structure here; it was rotten and unsafe, and rather ugly. But, when it came time to get rid of it, it was not going without a fight!
After some initial help from the boys, my husband went at it. Pushing, pulling, lifting and attacking it with a mallet!
After much persuasion, we were left with a pile of wood in the corner of the garden, which now awaits the arrival of a skip… another thing on our very long list of things to do… and a garden space that looked like this :)
Next up was getting the fence installed. This had been my priority from the moment we moved in, and I am so glad to have it done.
Knowing the wee girl can safely play outside has made a huge difference to our days; we actually use the garden now.
And, I love the fence! I chose the grey and white as I hope (!) to paint the house grey, with white trim, next year… Slightly odd, I know, to match the house to the fence, but there we go :)
My husband is now busily building a new play structure, which is going to be amazing, I will blog about that once it’s completed! Which will hopefully be very soon…
This week also sees the start of Project 2 in the garden which is a rather large (huge) excavation project to sort out drainage issues at the back of the house; including removal of soil and rock, installation of a French drain and construction of a new retaining wall. The aim being to stop the garden draining into our house… Watch this space!
And, just because I know you all love the trees, and this post has been sadly lacking in trees, here’s one I took this afternoon. Not quite so sunny today, but I love how half the tree is still green :)
Joining in with Annie over at Manneskjur for the wonderful How does your garden grow?