Before having Baby G my eldest and I spent each month preparing our vegetable patch, growing seedlings in our greenhouse and having a bumper year last summer although we have taken a break from that this year simply due to the fact my youngest loves our plants little bit too much but hugging them a bit to hard or pulling out our potatoes way to early so instead we decided to focus on making is a place to play and have fun.
We initially had my repurposed table and chairs on the decking but Baby G kept climbing up those and onto the table so decided to move them to the other end of the garden and instead put these beautiful deck chairs from Habitat, which is a perfect choice as both boys love lying on them and also I can sit and relax with a book while the kids run around. We know the decking needs to be power cleaned which is something we plan to do in the next few weeks but really pleased with this injecting of colour from the wonderful fabric seating print.
We have been longtime fans of Habitat even after it left the hughstreet it's still very easy to get your chic fix from their website and everything is so well made with a real focus on design. They have some really beautiful folding garden chairs for sale at the moment for £25 so the time is now to pick those last minute bits and bobs for the garden, especially if your planning some al fresco parties or gatherings while the evenings are wonderfully warm.
We have also planted a few wild flowers, sunflowers and kept up a small potato patch and the ivy is starting to grow up our creepers. We also have some brambles coming over our wall from next door which has caused a lot of excitement as now the blackberries are starting to ripen and each day the boys pick a few to eat. We have placed a small bug house and top up our bird feeders to try and encourage as much wildlife into our garden and every now and then we also get to spot our resident slowworms.