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Garden Border Makeover

When it comes to the garden Mr MC&W and I are rather bold, we love a project and are not scared by making big decisions. This is the most dramatic job we have done so far.

This is how our back border looked.

Evergreen but no flowers
Lots of weeds and brambles

Wasted space
What a mess

This area was a total waste of space, full of shrubs that barely flowered, deadwood and a lot of brambles. We had about 5ft of garden going back to the fence lost and unused. So we decided it was time for it to go and to start again.

Change happens fast
The digger made light work of the roots

So much more space
Taking away for composting

New Trees wow
Here comes the turf

Look at all the space we have given ourselves now. We planted laurels for year-round privacy and had the whole area turfed. The plan is to keep it like this for a year, watching how much sunshine it gets then start making a veggie patch and borders again. The boys think we have made them the best area in the world for running around and playing and they were a little gutted when I told them it was not staying like this. However, when I said raised beds and veggies they were not impressed and want it to stay like this for their bikes. 

So much more room

The swing set will be moved in spring

Forget bikes were can I put the greenhouse.

Mudpie Fridays
Pink Pear Bear


  1. Our new garden has loads of trees and large shrubs taking up space around the outside too. Tempted to take a digger to it and rip the whole lot out but I also value my privacy. Will have to find a compromise! Your garden looks fab now.. Like a whole new place x

  2. Stage 2 of our garden make over is happening this year. It's so satisfying to create a better space isn't it? #Blogstravaganza

  3. This really does look amazing, there's so much more space! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  4. Eeeek! It looks amazing. You must be so chuffed. Looking forward to seeing those raised beds. #blogstravaganza

  5. This looks lovely, I really miss having a garden! Hoping I'll have one again before too long... #bloggerclubuk

  6. Wow it looks amazing! You;ve made some big changes! Thank you for joining us at #bigpinklink


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