So we moved into our new home and it was the first time ever we have a garden and even better than that we can do whatever we want to it!!! We had a patch of grass and I wanted to make it look wonderful. I went to the best gardener I know, my mum and we looked through many books and Googled small garden ideas. I had one must have and that was grass, I firmly believe a garden without grass is no garden at all!
So we decided on getting rid of the large shed which took up soooo much space and to put patio down so we can sit outside and relax in the English sunshine. We thought about varies shapes and where to place the path. I went with a small circle of grass with a path leading around the circle with beds either side of the circle, with a patio at the back of the garden so I can make jewellery in the conservatory and look at the beautiful flowers. See the initial plan below.
The hardest part was choosing the slabs, there is so much choice between concrete moulded slabs and sandstone. I looked at the pricing and found the beautiful sandstone was weirdly cheaper, this really shocked me. I went with a colour mix of different sandstone an chose a simple but effective pattern with 3 different slab sizes. I went with tumbled stones for the small path that sits around the circle, as it has a lovely soft feel to walk on.
Next the patio was laid and a higher fence was put up to give us a little more privacy. We also turned the gate the other way around to open to the left and this little detail really makes all the difference.
There are still a few garden bits and bobs I need to add like a feature Oliver tree in a large pot to sit in the corner of the patio, a few cute garden ornaments and wooden table to seat four with a parasol. But as everything in life this is a working progress and will take a while to finish.