Back garden makeover!

About a month ago Toby had an inkling that he was a gardener, underneath being an astrophysicist. And I am an established gardener, albeit an established gardener of metre squared patches of soil in Chorlton. Along with Oliver we decided it was time to tackle our overgrown mess of a back garden. There was a huge fancy looking barbecue hidden under weeds and a child’s paddling pool inexplicably thrown over some climbing plant.

Here are some pictures of our untamed wilderness… Before & After!

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So now it’s a lovely place to be! We have herbs growing (rosemary, parsley, mint and oregano) as well as some sad looking lettuces. There is a genuine compost heap in the corner, that was hidden under weeds and overgrown trees. That was the purpose of the child’s pool, to cover the compost heap!

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It’s a bit bare for now but soon everything should grow and fill in the spaces. Oliver already went crazy on the front garden so we’ll have a perfectly preened outside space and somewhere lovely to cook at the weekend and drink coffee in the morning.

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  1. awww, this looks absolutely fantastic! Well done you guys!! Show us pictures of the front too. šŸ™‚ Gardening is something I won’t have in Salford but that’s OK. I can do without it for the next phase in my life. At this house the garden tools and lawnmower went by the wayside and without those it’s been … tedious and expensive (having to pay someone to cut the grass and once you finish you have to start at the beginning again- with the weeds!). And how lucky for you to find a bar-b-que like that! My god, you’re not gonna want to leave! Is he really an astrophysicist? šŸ™‚ XXX

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  2. He is an astrophysicist! Oliver tells me you’ve moved house now. Congratulations! I’m not sure that you’ll have internet yet but let me know when you do. I hope it’s going well šŸ™‚

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