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.
It looks brilliant. You've worked very hard!ReplyDelete
This looks brilliant, I love the sandpits! We also have our first garden and it's hard work isn't it? We have so much to do to ours too.ReplyDelete
Oh wow how exciting, the kids must have been over the moon to see this! What a transformation too, sounds like you worked super hard to get it done. Well done, it looks fab. Thank you for sharing too #whatsthestoryReplyDelete
Thanks for your kind words the hard word has paid off and we all love itReplyDelete
Oh that looks like a really great projectReplyDelete
Wjoa thats a massive project and looks like you had fun doing it! #HDYGGReplyDelete
Such a lot of hard work - and good on you for trusting in your wife's fab plan (Papasaurus needs to unleash trust on my plans now!)ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining in x
A great idea for the tyres, I think your children are going to love that outdoor space. A great project complete #HDYGGReplyDelete
Phew...that's a lot of hard work, but the final outcome but looks great! :)ReplyDelete
Brilliant idea with the tyres!
Wow! It looks great!! Well done!! Thanks for linking up. #binkylinkyReplyDelete
wow!! That looks great. Please come and do my garden!!!ReplyDelete
Really simple,but looks amazing. I need to go plan a gardenReplyDelete
OMG I am sooo impressed with this. Wow, totally inspiring. Will be sending my hubbie down to KwikFit pronto on the scrounge! #blinkylinkyReplyDelete
What a great idea to use some old tyres. I would never have thought of that. Thanks for linking up #binkylinkyReplyDelete
Those tyre are a really good idea! It looks like a lovely space for your family to enjoy.ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up with #BinkyLinky
I love the idea of using old tyres for the sandpits! Good old pinterest :) #ArchiveDayReplyDelete
Well done! The old tyres are a great idea! Pinterest can be a minefield, but looks like you did alright! :-) #ArchiveDayReplyDelete