Posted: 05/02/2013 at 18:12
Thanks for the ideas folks, some food for thought there.
G. Gran - I do like raised beds, there's 1 of rounded wooden sleepers that runs the length of the back garden & 3 more out there which are stone, maybe another at the front might be overkill! The path & gate sounds a good idea - implies there's more to come.
Rosa - I'd thought of something up the wall, but it's covered with harling/pebbledash & a surprising amount of stones seem to fall off naturally, so don't want to lose too many! Thank you for your efforts with the book. I've been told that round here a path needs to be set in concrete not sand/soil as in the winter when the ground freezes it will, over time raise the slabs/bricks, etc. We're wanting the edging for the lawn so that "mower man" has it easy when edging, as there's a lot of it, including the back, although I do like a wiggly path.
We liked the style of the house when we saw it, it's similar to a traditional croft house - front door in between 2 windows & upstairs 2 dormer windows with a skylight in the middle. Somewhat larger though!!
We're also thinking about putting a seat in front of the bay window - if we get early spring sunshine it's lovely at the (south facing) front. We had a seat on grass in the past, but even constantly moving it, it damaged the grass, so we thought of a slabbed area for the seat & feet, but will make the grassy bit a funny shape!???
So many thoughts; so many conundrums! - Just wait till I start asking about the rest of the front garden area and the back!!