As you may know I have been trying to work out what to do with my blank canvas of a back yard! I actually received some great, and helpful comments from some of my readers, I loved Katy’s advice 

“If you can wait, I would suggest putting off making any big plans until you’ve been in your place a year – that way you can really understand everything that’s in your garden, and get a real sense of what gets the sun at different times of day throughout the year.” 

Unfortunately I am not sure I am patient enough, although I totally agree with her advice! I am lucky in one way though that our new home and garden face the exact same way as our last home so I have a good idea of where the sun will be most of the year. 

I also loved Jenny’s advice,

“Your children look like they are enjoying it without any planting too, maybe you’ll need to leave some grass to kick a ball around?”

She was referring to these pics

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This weekend we got around to assembling our trampoline, finally. The kids have really missed it! I thought I was super woman and started to assemble it whilst wearing no shoes, and as you can imagine I dropped a piece on my foot, right on the bone and it really hurt! Luckily not broken, just very sore now! This sidelined me and I was forced to sit with an elevated foot and an icepack. My parents were over at our home, and mum made me a cup of tea and gave me Maltesers chocolates to ease the pain. (Poor me, lol). I can’t complain it was quite nice sitting in the sun whilst my poor hubby and father were left to assemble it! And if anyone has ever assembled a Springfree Trampoline you will know it is not easy. My six year old son decided to add;

 “that’s why you leave it to the men!”

Seriously where did he get that from??? I clearly need to teach him more about how amazing women are!

It is massive though, I guess in our last two homes it didn’t look as big as our yards were huge then! But still the kids were so excited and spent until 7pm out there playing on it! We always find it great in the summertime, the kids put their bathers on and hose each other it is loads of fun.

We also managed to get to the plant nursery and selected a few screening trees that will grow and help give us that intimate feel we want to create. We brought a couple of fruit trees too. It is exciting to make a start, obviously we still need loads of other plants and have lots to think about, but still it is nice to finally have a few trees out there, even if they are mini trees right now.



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