Being fairly new to blogging, I’m still finding my feet with Linkys, so having spied that this week’s Sticky Fingers prompt is ‘My Back Garden’, I thought I’d join in.
Here is the back garden when we moved into the house in March 2014. A bit unloved and unkempt and generally dreary looking. Of course the time of year doesn’t help but it’s clear that the previous owners had left it a bit to its own devices.
The garden is fairly long and narrow, quite typical for 1930’s houses from what I’ve seen. We have a large patio area immediately at the back of the house with steps up to the lawn which slopes upwards all the way to the garage at the bottom (or top, depending how you view things!)
I have to admit – neither of us are green-fingered in the slightest and last year we just about managed to keep on top of lawn mowing and a bit of chopping back the undergrowth without thinking too much more about it. We have a lot of brambles which were great come August/September when I could make crumble to my heart’s content but aside from that I despise them.
This year I’ve been a bit more determined to spend more time outside- we’re very lucky to have so much space especially in London and it’s been a godsend in giving plenty of room for our energetic 10 month old Springer to race around in (even if she does keep finding her way into next door’s garden).
I’ve started a little project in the back right corner to dig over the compost dumping ground, this corner catches the sun from early morning until mid-afternoon so my plan is to put some slate down and maybe a bench. We’ve already potted up a Japanese Maple Tree that I’ve nicknamed Ernest.
Long term I don’t know what our plans for the garden are, eventually we want to extend the back of the house which will take up the patio space so we may well need to call in a landscaper for some guidance.