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Back garden transformation: the before photos

Back garden before

I love spending time outside during the warmer months. The garden at our last house was a decent size and this one is even bigger. We’ve been so excited to begin the back garden transformation at our new home.

Improvements in the weather over recent weeks have allowed us to get really stuck in. Really concentrating on doing work to the garden plus being really busy with work has meant I’ve been completely AWOL from this blog for the last couple of months. I really apologise for my disappearance. It was completely unintended but hopefully now I’ll be back with a vengeance. Famous last words!

I’m so excited to share with you the progress we’ve been making with our garden and inside the house too. We’ve been living here for 6 months now but there’s still so much to do, particularly inside the house. The garden has been coming on leaps and bounds though, so I can’t wait to show you what we’ve done.

First things first, I thought it would be a good idea to create a post showing you photos of the garden at the start so you can see what we were working with.

Back garden before

When you walked down the steps into the garden, this was what you were greeted with. The ivy on both sides was taking over and ruining the fences. The concrete slabs here didn’t seem to serve a purpose, as the main patio is further down the garden.

There were also very sharp thorny plants all over the place. I couldn’t wait to get rid of them all!

Back garden before

I don’t really have words for the back section of the garden. I think the photo says it all!

It’s such a good space but it was all totally wasted. I’ve got no idea why someone decided to put that border in such a random place with a small wall around it. It didn’t make much sense. Even the dog’s looking at it thinking what a mess!

Back garden before

All along, we planned to remove some of the plant borders and just have borders going down the sides and right at the very back of the garden. The main patio would be moved to the back of the garden where that random border is. The lawn would then be expanded further down and up the garden to create a really long lawn, making everything much simpler. The space under the dining room window that was just a load of uneven concrete was to be covered in decking to create a space we could actually make use of.

We’ve done most of this work already, so I can’t wait for you to see how much better it’s looking, even without the lawn being completed. The garden is already looking so much bigger and neater and I’ve nearly got rid of all remnants of the thorny plants! Stay tuned for the progress photos.

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  • Reply
    14th May 2018 at 10:57

    Oooh I cannot wait to see the after photos! I really want to get started on our garden this summer too, it’s awful!
    Amy xx

    • Reply
      7th July 2018 at 18:48

      Thanks Amy! I’ve got so many updates to share. Hope your garden plans are going well if you’ve made a start xx

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