Saturday, 7 August 2010

Garden makeover....


want to see what we've been up to?

At the front of the house there was a small lawn laid by the developers that didn't look anything, so,

we decided to give it a little makeover!

Off we went to B&Q for some  lavender plants, a blue cyprus lollipop and 10 bags of blue slate, and while I made a nice "brew" Roger the lodger dug out the grass for me.

We put the lavender down the sides of the path so that when it grows it will smell lovely as you brush past it, mmmmmm.

and we put the "lollipop"  in the middle it will look nice at christmas time with twinkling lights twined around it,

I think the garden suits the style of the house much more than the grass do you?  Our lovely neighbour next door but one has put us a fence up between the houses as our neighbours move in next week and I'm sure they don't want our doggies in their garden,

as the garden isn't very big I've found a lovely shade of green called williow to stain the fence and then we can start on the decking, look at these two they belong to Andy and they adore our Darcy!!

"Toby and Rory" how handsome are they???

Bye for now

Love Lucey xxx


topchelseagirl said...

Your front garden looks very smart, and low maintenance too - it's gotta be good. Looks like he did a good job with the fence. That photo of the doggies is hilarious, awww. x

Pea Green Kitty said...

Awww! Toby and Rory are so handsome!
I love what you have don with the garden, it looks ever so classy. I dont know how you would have manouvered a mower around that spot to be honest.
Is your fence paint by Cuprinol Garden shades by any chance?
If so, we have used the same this year and it looks stunning when dried, I love it!

Amanda said...

Love the slate and lavender. We have the plum slate in our backgarden, its really nice and looks great when wet. Just as well with the summers we have.

FairlyGirly said...

We have the plum slate too, with a huge lavender bush now, it grew so quick, must like the position!! Yours is much better than the grass, which would have been a pain to cut! Those dogs are adorable.

Lavender hearts said...

slate looks great outside contemporary homes, very nice! :-) x

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lucey,

I think what you did to your little area out front is perfect. I can just imagine as the lavender grows larger and the fragrance........OOOOOOh la la. What a precious piccy of the two doggies under the gate.


Pinecone Camp said...

Fab job on the garden - looks so much better! toby and Rory are gorgeous!!

This and That Creations said...

I love the lavender and the lolipop tree! You are so good to look ahead and think how things will look come Christmastime! Those dogs peeking under the fence are adorable!

Celestial Charms said...

Lavender was a great choice. Your dogs are just so adorable.

Kitty M said...

The lavender and slate looks lovely Lucey and cutie pie dogs!

Anonymous said...

You have made a huge difference to the front of your home so much prettier than the patch of grass and those dogs are so sweet