|Not pretty huh?|
|Yes, that is a toilet that I mosaiced. (Is that a word? well it is now)|
|The rotten fence and the enormous car box roof thing.|
The back terrace (and I use the word terrace loosely) is made up of cement slabs with gravel in them. Who ever thought these things were a good idea to put in a garden? But it's what we have and we can't afford to replace them so I have to make it work. In the summer though, this ugly little patio is a fantastic little sun trap, but only for 3-4 months. For the rest of the year we get no sun at all. I love it though, but I need to make it less, well, ugly , hazardous, choose a word that fits. I want a pleasant place to sit with a few plants, a place to set my G&T and watch my daughter play.
I also want to build a frame that spans the width of the garden so that we can put a swing in for Cleo and a hammock type affair for me. Not sure how this will work but I have a few ideas.
|The new room. My haven, my sewing room. Built by my lovely hubby.|
Now that the crappy old shed has been replace with a sexy new sewing room, we have bugger all storage. Seriously our bedroom and Monkeys are currently storing our wood supply and power tools. So some kind of storage option has to be made. Hmmmm.
Lastly what you can't see is the mountains of shit in the gravel. Not metaphorical shit. Actual shit. The local cats (going by the size of some of the deposits I am sure they are tigers) seem to use our garden as a giant litter box. I have tried every trick known to man to prevent them but the buggers keep coming back. I would love to get rid of all the gravel and put in a brick court yard type affair, but again, that costs loads of money that we don't have so I am open to suggestions. I go out every day and pick up the crap so the dog doesn't eat it (yes, he is that nasty) and the thought of my daughter playing out there and finding one I missed makes me go cold. So, suggestions anyone?
So there it is, warts and all. I want a cheerful, low maintenance, safe and pleasant place to spend my summer filled with pot plants and fun little knick knacks. I am under no illusion about my gardening skills and I will take what help and advice I can get. Cuttings, cast off's, and freebies are all welcome, but I guess I need to make a plan of action first. Or I could just wing it. Yup, wing it seems like the best way to go.