Friday, May 30, 2008

Our garden






Hi everyone.
Just wanted to show you some photos of our new garden. Its huge and takes forever to mow the lawn (thank you eldest child for volunteering!!).
Behind the fence are fields and a beautiful wood.
I would love to get some chickens as we have so much room so was wondering if any of you already have some and could offer some advice?
We have got some shrubs to put in but I still can't decide where to put them!
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend,

15 comments:

Karen said...

Congratulations on your new home, and your new garden! Lots of space for you all!! Sounds lovely with the wood just behind you, I am quite envious, would love to move out of London and enjoy some quality "country life". Thanks for sharing your pictures xxx

TCake said...

Hi emma....garden is huge!!...my postage stamp would fit in the shed!!!!...hope you are feeling brighter ...thinking of you Tx

Sharon said...

Wow . . . where do you start with a garden that size lol!! It's fab, I'm really envious. DH has just put a lawn down in the front of the house (the largest of our 2 gardens (the back is tiny)) & I thought I was doing well until I saw these photos.
Sharon :-)x

ScrappyPam said...

Chickens are great for bugs and stuff, but I gotta warn ya - they will poop everywhere, and I mean everywhere! ;) Nice garden - it's so big!

Lainy's Little Blog said...

That is a huge garden!! I would love to have a huge garden but wouldn't like to have to cut the grass either! lol I would need to leave that to someone else! Hope all is well with you. L x

Supermum said...

WOW it's massive! You've got you work cut out, how lovely to have open woods behind you. Let's hope we get some great weather so you can enjoy it!
Sue. x

Cass said...

Gorgeous house and garden Emma.The lawn is huge.I don't envy you the mowing of it though.

Cass xxx

nessy said...

wow fantastic garden~ my boys would love your space!!
cannot really help on planting ~but i`m sure your library will have some great books ,on what to plant and where ~ i find that gets the gardening fingers working!!
vanessa xx

Ickle Pickle said...

Congrats on your new home from me too :) Fab garden. You already know my views on chickens so I won't even go there LOL. Saying that though with your garden being so big you could always divide it. We've done that minus the chickens! My OH wanted some chickens but after seeing what chicken pie and his hoppos have done to next door that's been ruled out. He still wants a bee hive them hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Anyway the first part of the garden is planted up and we have a 25 foot rhoddenderron and greengage treealong the middle with a path at one side and arounf the back of the green house with is hidden from the house by the divide. Then next to the greengage tree we have a arch and then a 40 foot monster tree. The back half of the garden has the shed, greenhouse, veg patch and fruit garden in.

I love having the garden in two parts there is always somewhere shady or warm to sit (British weather permitting) and I can escape to my veg patch and the huge divide drowns out the noise of the children fighting LOL, bliss :)

Sarah C said...

What a lovely garden. I'm coming up for some eggs if you get chickens

samgirl said...

Wow!!! Lovely big garden!! I'd love to have a garden like that too... We live in an apartment! :)Look forward to seeing photos of chickens if you get some

au poussin bleu said...

Right , now i am dead Jealous , this is the bigger MQ garden i have never seen ! I bet you can't wait to have your Herbs garden! Now you need to go and buy a 12ft Trampolino , a massive climbing frame, a jakuzi........ and the list would not stop..... ! Take care di.

Mary Leeson said...

Love all your SPACE in your garden area! How blessed you must be! TFS.

Tara said...

It's a lovely garden, hope we have some nice weather this summer so you can make the most of it. xxx

#Donna# said...

I am so jealous lol what a beautfull house and garden, you lucky thing. Donna x