I am not great at looking after plants. If they can’t tell me they need food and/water I usually end up killing them through over or under watering. Not even grass is safe from my non green fingers.
So this year, after two years of being in my house, I finally transformed my garden into something i will use and that is low maintenance.
This is the before state of affairs. I can’t be held totally responosbile though! Anyone who has bought a new house know that developers aren’t the best at leaving gardens presentable or flat. My garden is on a slight slope and the ground was not flattened before the turf was laid and that has been a nightmare since with mowing.
I therefore decided to pave the whole thing over!
Extreme yes, but also totally logical. The builders took about 4 days to complete the whole thing, from digging up excess garden, to creating the base to lay the paving on, that is flat!
The end result is a simple, but so much improved outdoor space I will use and can bring the cats out to enjoy.
I have since collected a number of pots and planted some cat friend herbs, that will hopefully survive my lack of green fingers.
I’m pretty sure I have the thumbs up from Merry and Pippin. It took a few attempts for them to come outside due to the changes from last year, but they did and ahve been nibbling at the shrubs since. Pippin got to 3 of my runner bean seedings straight away, so had to get some protection to keep him away until they can survive cat nibbles.
Overall I am so glad I decided to spend some of my savings and get this done. I know I”ll enjoying going out there as the weather gets warmer and know the cats will also love it.