Operation Garden Renovation #7 The Landscaping is finished!

Yep this is it, big reveal time! Although the garden is far from finished and we still have a lot of work to do, the landscaping work has now been done.

First of all a reminder at what the garden looked like before. Huge ugly conifers, shed and arbour off to one side and a dodgy uneven patio.

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Now though, we have opened it all up! We have a lovely wavy patio out the back doors and round behind the conservatory.


With a tree in the corner this is the only area of the garden that ever gets any shade, which is why we thought we would use it for the patio. We will (eventually) buy a nice new patio table and chairs out there as ours is a hand me down hubby got from a friend before we even met! It’ll do for now though!


The best thing about our lovely new garden is our new huge bit of lawn. We knew that the layout of the old garden made it feel smaller than it is, but in truth we had no idea quite how big the garden would look with everything gone. It’s huge! Yay!



Its still very new so we can’t walk on the turf at the moment, but when we can I know Monkey is going to love playing out there! We’ve deliberately not put any beds on that side of the garden so that he can have a big expanse to play on. I think the garage wall could do with a nice colourful mural at some point too! We will see what we can come up with!

So there we have it, the big work has been done, and thank goodness, Monkey and I have already been out there with his sand table and bubbles, we are going to have so much fun out there this summer, and I am dead excited about it!!

The landscapers have been great and done an amazing job, but there is still a lot more that we want to do to make it ours, Operation Garden Renovation is far from over!

The fences need painting, we have tons of plants to buy, soil to dig over and then the actual planting all of the plants. We want to buy some planters and some outdoor play toys for Monkey. But, well, we can’t afford to everything all in one go, getting the landscaping done has been expensive enough! So the rest of it will be done in bits and bobs, probably over the next few years, though we hope to get some more done this year.

So what do you think?

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39 thoughts on “Operation Garden Renovation #7 The Landscaping is finished!

  1. What a difference! It does look so much bigger and I love the wavy patio/lawn. Monkey will have so much fun out there & you can enjoy choosing some plants, too 🙂

    • Thank you, we are so chuffed with it and looking forward to getting lots of lovely plants and bringing some colour into the garden next! xx

  2. Wow Caroline it looks absolutely fab! So huge too!! I love the wavy patio – so many things you can do with that space now – you must be thrilled! X

    • Thanks lovely, we are so so pleased with it! Lots of fun to be had out there now and we will have more fun adding some colour and life too 🙂 xx

  3. Blimey what a colossal difference! When you start these things you have an idea in your head how you want it to look but it always seems an age away form being complete until one day you can see how far you’ve come with it and that spurs you on the do more. You must be so chuffed! It’s really lovely!

    Thank you for joining in again – I still can’t get over the difference!

    • Thank you, honestly we are so pleased with it and can’t believe how far we’ve come over the past few months! Its like a different garden and we are really looking forward to the next stages! xx

  4. That’s a brilliant transformation. I’m very envious of your lawn as ours has taken a battering this winter. I am sure you’ll love adding to it as time goes on – it will really be your own space to enjoy!

    • Thank you, ah it’s difficult isn’t it? I’m sure ours won’t stay this pristine for long! We are looking forward to really making it our own now 🙂 xx

    • Thank you, we loved the idea of curves, as you say it looks more natural than harsher straight lines xx

    • Thanks, I know it’s incredible really how much space was hidden before! We are going to have a lot of fun making it even nicer! xx

  5. Oh my word what a huge difference! Your garden looks enormous now, what a treat. Must be great it’s all finished now and it looks amazing. I love the lawn, looks so perfect compared to ours 🙂

    • Thank you, we are so pleased with how it has turned out! I’m not sure ho long the lawn will stay that pristine though!! 😉 xx

    • Thanks Kriss, we are so pleased with it and Monkey is loving being out there already, it’s just fab! xx

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    • Lol I don’t blame you, we knew there was no way we could do it the way we wanted, though it has def cost more than we had wanted to spend! We love it though so are pleased we have done it! xx

    • Thank you, we are so pleased with it, a long way to go still but it feels so good to finally be getting somewhere with it! xx

  7. Caroline, your garden looks amazing –
    what an achievement.
    Now the fun really starts!
    It looks as though your lovely garden is going to be a great sun trap!
    Looking forward to seeing photos of it’s development!
    Emma 🙂

    • thank you, we are so pleased with it, and yep lots of fun to be had giving it some personality! xx

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