It started as a idea, an idea my darling wife had one day whilst she was flicking through various peoples pintrest boards.
"I've got it she said"
"Got what?" I replied half listening,
"A few fab ideas to do the garden up for the kids to play in"
'A few fab ideas I thought', knowing my wife and knowing her ideas of fab ideas (especially as this was our 1st ever garden) I waited nervously to see what she was about to suggest.
She brought her iPad over to me and showed me a few of the garden creation she had seen and she walked me through the virtual concept of what she wanted our garden to look like.
I must be totally honest at this point, normally my wife's ideas are either totally crazy or just have way to much effort attached to them to even begin to be pull off, but on this occasion her idea was a very good, very easy(ish) idea that would make our garden not only look nice but it would also create extra play space for the kids.
We set about planning what we were going to really do to the garden and how we wanted the final concept to look.
So for the last few weeks on my days off and late starts I/we have been turning the overrun, unloved garden into a fresh play area for the kids and their friends to play in.
Its not been easy, I've had to dig up stubborn tree roots, fight with crazy ivy
growing everywhere, dig up dead grass, plants and even buried bricks and rubble.
Once all the rubble, bricks, weeds, ivy and tree roots were disposed of, I was able to have the blank canvas I need to put my wife's garden idea into action.
Now the canvas (so to say) was ready we laid our garden sheeting down and we were ready to finish our garden creation off.
We took a trip to Kwik-Fit to ask them if we could possible have any of their spare tyres, the lovely man gave us three great sized tyres which were going to be brilliant for what we had planned.
Although my son decided he wanted to use them as a new place to hide in lol.
We laid the play bark and filled the tyres with play sand and the hard work was finally complete.
Eventually with the help of my wife and father-in-law I/we did it, the urika idea my wife came up with had finally became our new garden space
We are very pleased with the outcome, the kids love it too and the garden now looks loved and is a safe place to play in.