Down at the bottom of the garden…

As we live in London, we’re really lucky to have a good size garden. This does mean though that due to lack of time and money to do anything with it, a large section of it had become a dumping area for wood, stones and weeds. This end of our garden gets the most sun all day though, so we thought it was time that we made it into a relaxing place that we could sit and catch those last rays of sunshine.

So last weekend, we set about clearing the huge pile of garden rubbish, which included the metal bath we had removed from our old bathroom months ago.

The end section of our garden before the clear up
The end section of our garden before the clear up
Rubbish removed and the ground levelled
Rubbish and concrete path removed, and the ground levelled
Looking tidier!
Looking tidier!

Ideally we would have liked to put down some decking, but we went for the easier and cheaper alternative of laying some turf.

Laying the new lawn
Laying the new lawn
Our neighbours cat seemed to approve
Our neighbours cat seemed to approve

We picked up some pebbles from a guy living nearby who was giving them away for free, and we recycled the old broken up path to make a curved stepping stone pathway around my vegetable patch and to the back gate. Smaller pieces of the old broken path are used as edging for the lawn. We also bought some sleepers to make a raised bed for growing more vegetables and plants in.

The new lawn and path
The new lawn and path
The new raised bed
The new raised bed

The path and edging isn’t finished yet and the grass needs to grow, but for a couple of days work and not much money, we are really happy with the transformation so far! I can’t wait to finish it all off, so we can enjoy the garden when it starts to look like this again…

Our garden last Summer
Our garden last Summer
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