Down the bottom of our rather ramshackle and untidy garden their are two sheds. The space in front of them was filled with a big prickly thorn bush. You could barely get to the shed door and it was an eyesore. A complete waste of space.
For quite some time my husband and I had been dreaming of clearing that space and building a little area down there to eat at. I saw a picture in Notcutts gardening magazine of a sweet little seating place that I adored. I showed it to him and said ‘that’s it, that’s what I am after.’
He just smiled
The lovely Jen Stanbrook from Love Chic Living took me shopping and helped me crystaliee my dream for our little garden.; She guided me to think of five words that would describe and to think of these words as we shopped I wanted the area to be Fresh, Colourful, Happy, Natural and Social (and secret)
We bough home our stash of planters and seating, watering can, a tray and table..told Jonny what we were thinking and off he went. (I’m not a lazy bystander gardener honest, he wanted to do this all by himself and the kids had endless parties to go to!! )
Anyway first he went to the garden centre, then he pottered off into the garden with his radio and a few beers and apart from feeding him we hardly saw him again all weekend.
Look at what he made……totally obscured from the house and the rest of the garden except for a tiny glimpse through the blossom ..
Just as you round the corner by the shed you can see it begin to appear….
He had added willow to disguise the fence, pea gravel over a membrane and small piles of scottish pebbles
The chair set and the vintage styled planters were from Homesense. He had bought pale cottage garden plants to fill the planters and tie in with the relaxed and natural theme.
Isn’t it absolutely beautiful?
There are several lanterns down there so we can sit down there in the evenings
The large jasmine fills the little area with the sweetest fragrance and quite hidden form the world you can just sit and dream, drink coffee, read a book or just remember why you love the one you love.
Huge thanks to Jen and to Jonny you have both made me really happy