I sit in my garden every day if it’s dry – in the summer we eat in the garden and spend most of the evenings outside. My Chap would have us eating outside all year round if he could (in the rain and snow too). He’d be wearing a tee-shirt and shorts, I’d be in a bubble coat, gloves, hat and scarf cos I’m a soft southerner.
I do most of my thinking and planning when I’m in the garden – where to plant things, what to do at work and where to go on adventures.
Our garden in 2010
The garden was in a right state when I moved in during the autumn in October 2009. There were a couple of over-grown bushes, moss-filled grass and a pile of slate chips pretending to be a patio. The following summer I just bought pots and a lot of fuchsias and waited to see if anything grew – it didn’t.
Then My Chap arrived in my life and we had all sorts of adventures – more of that another time -we planted lots of shrubs, bulbs and tomato plants. We were gifted a very nackered bench for the corner of the garden that gets the afternoon sun and that did us well for a couple of years.
Garden in transition – 2014
In 2014, My Chap decided to build a proper deck and get a new bistro table. Got a great deal on pre-cut decking and he did the whole thing in a weekend – he said I needed my special place to sit and ponder life. Our garden design has come about by accident. We put the decking at the bottom of the garden as this area got afternoon sun.
Didn’t he do well?
We also eat and sit at a table and bench right by the patio door but it’s in shade for most of the day – so it’s mostly for very hot days or when more than two people are eating with us. However, it’s surrounded by plants in pots including my large collection of fuchsias.
I’ll write about where we sit Part 2 another time.
Do you sit outside in your garden or somewhere else?
love Bec xx