Garden Works

I moved into my house share almost six months ago and have been working on the garden gradually. There’s a huge amount of potential for the garden, it’s got some nice features to it, but it takes a lot of work and sometimes I can be quite lazy. As you can see below, I let it go a little wild – but in fairness, the weeds just keep on growin’! I had weeded this out completely about 3 weeks prior to taking this photo.

The patio is covered in weeds again, but thanks to some googling, I’ve found an environmentally-friendly way of killing those nasty weeds. I weeded out the whole lot and then threw boiling water over the spots where the weeds once were to kill the roots. It’s been a couple weeks now and they haven’t grown back, so fingers crossed! 🙂

And the after shots! I must point out that there is still some work to do here. It’s still a little bit untidy, but I’ll fix that up. I’ve planted some beautiful nasturtiums that add a lovely bright colour to the garden. There’s also a few strawberry pots there as you can see.


There were previously two large trees in our garden, but they were chopped down around 18 months ago. The stumps have been left, but I think they’ll make quite a nice feature to the garden once I’ve managed to clear away most the ivy!

There are two kind of sections to the garden. I’ve planted flowers to the front of the garden and hope to turn the bottom half into a herb/vegetable garden. Although there’s not all that much room for vegetable growing. Ideally I would like to put down a layer of gravel on the flower bed, but it’s a rental house and it can be an expensive job, so I’m trying to think of alternatives. If you have any suggestions, shout out! Thanks!

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