Before we moved into our current home the houses we lived in had small to medium sized gardens (I’m pretty certain you couldn’t swing a cat around our first garden!), but the garden here is much larger than we have been used in the ten years we’ve been together. It’s also a well established garden which we are not allowed to alter much, and flowers keep popping up as if out of nowhere at random times of the year, which makes for a lovely surprise.
The kids adore the garden – there’s plenty of space for them to run around, and there are bushes and trees dotted around which make for great ‘hide and seek’ spots. There is a part of the garden that is semi enclosed which M calls his ‘secret garden’ – and it’s a great area for bug hunting.
The garden was incredibly overgrown when we moved in and it’s been hard slog getting it down to how it looks now (with a lot of help from my green fingered mother), but I know it’s still nowhere near it’s full potential. At the moment we seem to be permantly mowing the lawn or weed pulling – the nettles along the hedge seem to grow back at an alarming rate. But we will get there, it might just take a while.