Posted: 26/10/2012 at 12:22
Great to see what other folk have achieved in their gardens, when starting from a blank canvas! I also moved into a blank canvas just over four years ago and after decorating the house, I have now begun designing the garden.
It's still at the early stages but I'm really enjoying building all the hard landscaping, it's hopefully going to be a sort of "contemporary Japanese" style, which in my head, means modern looking landscaping filled with acers, bamboos, wisteria and any plants that look remotely oriental (suggestions more than welcome)!
Here's a few photos of the garden beginning 14/02/2008 until now. I ripped out the old greenhouse, shed, concrete post and some horrid trees! to create a blank canvas. Since then I have built a summer house (named the Wendy House!), had new fencing put in and conservatory and now built a decking area and started on some raised planting areas! It's deffinately still at the "before" stage
By the way, I love your cat too, my garden wouldn't be a home without my two cats exploring it!
Happy gardening to all,
Decking area built diagonally to match up with angle of wendyhouse
Building the first of my new planting areas, which I will hopefully render smooth and paint white.
Finished first planting area this month, Oct 2012
A view of the Wendyhouse in Jan 2012 with my girls coming up for a photo shoot! I built them a lovely home and run, down beside the Wendyhouse, which they have plenty of room to live and play. My two cats are a bit concerned, so they tend to just keep out of their way