|back yard "before" photo|
Does anyone remember the photos I posted of the back yard at my son's and his wife's home when I hurt my knee. He has has worked very hard turning the back garden from a virtual wilderness into a nice peaceful setting that they can enjoy. He has done an amazing job with a lot of backbreaking work.
The back garden has now been transformed. He dug out the terraces with a mattock, (pick axe) and built the retaining walls and steps all himself. All the materials he carted up this slope below.I could not even turn the heavy sleepers over let alone lift them. He is a very strong lad.
|That is a long pipe spraying the soil then the mulch onto the gardens. It was amazing to see|
Because of that slope, and after carting up timber and turf, he reneged at bringing up the extra soil in bags to fill the terraces, so they got some people to pump it up from a truck in the front driveway. It was all very interesting
This is the end result. There is a seat at the top of the steps to sit and look over the garden. The top terrace will be the vegetable garden...interspersed with fruit trees and the one below it is turfed and is a path. There are lots of flowers awaiting spring and it will be a picture when they all bloom.
No photos of my trips to that family would be complete without a photo of the "children". They are both growing up and becoming a lot more sedate, but they do take up a lot of room on the couch and now have 'double' size dog beds to sleep on.
|Chloe on left and beautiful Beau. He is a rescue dog and very loving and gentle|
They are beautiful dogs and just love Nana....I left a dressing gown there from the first time I saw them, and as soon as I put it on, they get so excited. I think they recognise that the green dressing gown is the thing that gives them 'treats'
And of course the other 'children' are not so well behaved when having their photos taken.