Showing posts from April, 2015

Front garden

The front garden is currently a bricked driveway which we hope to change in time.  It has a small round area where a conifer used to be (pre-us moving in) and still retains its stump and another small planting area towards the boundary.  This year we have planted a lovely combination of Tulips (thanks Mum & Dad) Forget-me-nots and Grape Hyacinths - a riot of colour which looks rather fab.  

Goodbye Air Raid Shelter

It is with a heavy heart that we have bid farewell to the WWII Anderson Air Raid Shelter this weekend. Sadly, when we dug right down to the ground level the front panel with the door opening was rusty and had rotted right through to one side giving it a very sharp and dangerous looking edge - not good for cats or children.   Previous occupants had at some point used the shelter as a rubbish dump and then set fire to the items that had been stuffed inside. Most of our time at weekends over the last few months has been spent digging out the clay soil all around the shelter to its sunken floor level (about 6 foot).  We have also removing layers of sandy soil and concrete slabs from its roof to reach the thick corrugated steel and huge bolt fixtures across the top.  This has been really hard work and quite challenging due the shelters positioning and depth in the soil. These things really were built to last! These are some of the items we have found inside: A printer A c

Herb garden

No garden is complete without a herb garden, we've planted up this metal planter with some Basil, Rosemary, Mint and Thyme that has been placed beneath the kitchen window. - Quick and easy.

Fence paint

As it's been a warmish day we've painted the back fence blue, not entirely sure about the colour yet...time will tell...but at least we can now see the end of the garden.