Joe is adament that one day we will have the most spectular garden of all time. Unfortunately, a British summer usually means rain and more rain, so he’s hardly had chance to do garden work since we moved in. However, he’s now accumulated enough tools to require a shed. We went shopping for sheds at the beginning of the ‘summer’ but, we’re easily distracted and Joe ended up locking me in a children’s tree house before we went home for ice cream.
But, Joe’s parents have come to our rescue once more. Carol, Joe’s mum, works at a college and they were getting rid of a really massive shed. So, we’re taking it off their hands.
I came home from work on Friday to see it at the side of our house. Just look at that glorious summer weather…
We were really lucky that on Saturday it didn’t rain, considering it was supposed to be a month’s worth in one day. So, Joe and his dad, Peter, cracked on preparing the back of the garden, which is a big job. As Joe said:
“It’s like Jumanji back here!”
They found a fence we didn’t even know was there and it looks like our garden is actually a bit longer than we thought! Good news considering now it won’t take any space from our garden.
After the bushes were cleared and trees were trimmed, Joe and his dad used some of the turf from the back to try and repair some patches we’ve got on the lawn. Most of this is self-inflicted through numerous bonfires. Oops.
The rest went into a big pile that we’ll have to take to the skip at some point.
They’ve done a smashing job and now we have a space ready for the shed!
And, the only thing we liked in the garden was in that corner. A lovely huge bush that blooms with bright blue and purple flowers. Don’t ask me what it is, I’ve no idea!
So, Peter kindly trimmed it and moved it to the front garden instead. It’s looking a little sorry for itself lately since we’ve had no sun, but I’m sure by next year, it’ll look top banana.
I wish I could say I had more input to the project but I’m just pants at garden things. I spent most of the day doing laundry and wedding stuff. But, I did catch a frog. Does that count?
The next job for the boys is putting down some sort of base for the shed and then waiting for another dry day to get it put together again.