Friday, 3 August 2012

First garden update

My work in the garden is finished, those men work so hard and did everything in a day and a half! It was so worth it and I love it! I have not done many photos to share yet because I want to get it cleaned up and some of the plants in, beds dug etc first before I unveil but I will show you a sneak preview of the decking.


I will look forward to having my early morning cup of coffee out there. Notice the little table which is the one I have been using in the kitchen until last week when I got my real table!

Besides this amazing deck they have put in some trellises above the dry stone wall to help with privacy and some more large trellises at the top of the slope to offer me a little private area I could put a table and chairs in, out of the wind. I am going to plant lots of climbers up these soon!

All will be unveiled when I have done some planting and cut out some new beds.

This has taken quite a large chunk of my house budget but I think it was worth it, I have the basis of a garden I have dreamed about and money spent on the home is always a good investment right? Also, on the plus side, I think that I am getting a tax rebate which would more than cover the costs!



19 comments:

  1. That's a great view you have there, don't suppose going by your work ethic you will be putting your feet up much though.

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  2. So far so good. I think you probably will be putting your feet up with a glass of wine and a few little nibbles, surveying all your handiwork.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  3. I think that I will find time to have a glass of elderflower champagne and watch the view.

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  4. What a beautiful deck and a fab view.

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  5. That is just fabulous Dan! I hope we get a little bit of dry weather so you can sit and enjoy that stunning view. x

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  6. That looks great and I'm sure it will add a lot of value to your home, as well as give you an awesome spot to enjoy your coffee! :)

    I love tax rebates. I know it's silly because I don't want them taking more than they should, but when I get it back it's like free money ( that I slaved away to earn!!)

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  7. That is amazing and what a view - it is built on stilts or something how come it is so high!

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  8. That is just stunning!! What a wonderful place to enjoy a
    morning coffee!!! Well worth your money and efforts!

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  9. judt a right place for a romantic meal!

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  10. wow stunning view, a lovely part of the country

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  11. That deck sure puts you up in the crows nest. The view is priceless. Can't wait to see more pics.

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  12. Hey, just found your blog and I'll be back for sure (new follower) We too are eeking out a sustainable life in Illinois. Making more. spending less. It's good to see like minded goofs across the pond. Carry on!

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  13. WOW, WOW and WOW, how gorgeous is that. Who needs TV with a view like that, I'd be sat out there every evening. What would top it all off would be an awning so that you could sit out even if it is raining. Expensive I know, but a very worth while investment. x x x

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  14. The deck is built out over the slope in my garden Elaine and so it starts just 6 inches from the ground and ends about 1 and a half metres up in the air, built on stilts. It is a useful way of making use of unusable sloping garden space.

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  15. That is just stunning. I love it! And what a view. Can't wait to watch it develop!

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  16. You are creating your self a little oasis, I like that, with a view like that I would take up yoga!

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  17. that looks beautiful, congratulations!

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