Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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Getting Summer ready!

This weekend I made a start on some much needed TLC in our tiny courtyard garden and as much as we had planned on kicking back, it's been really fun. My mind is now buzzing with ideas for things we could make, what we could plant and what glorious buys we could indulge in to make it a perfect little space for Summer.

As much as we would love to go all out, we do have the kids to think of so it needs to be multi-functional, both providing us with a relaxing spot to chill in the evenings, as well as an interesting fun place for the kids to play on warm days, especially with six weeks school holidays to keep busy in.

Here's my summer garden wish list for this year. If I can get the painting, shed re-roofing, weeding, planting and cleaning done, we're good to go! 

For Us

 Double Bin Store from Rowlinson |  Fire Pit from Garden Flame |  Garden Mirror From Reflect |  Deck Chairs from Oypla |  Decking Tiles from B&Q

For us we want nothing more than to sit on a warm Summer evening, beer in hand, laid out on a deck chair watching the bats and enjoying the peace and quiet. We don't want to look at our pesky bins so investing in a slightly more attractive bin store is a must. As the evening gets chillier I can't think of anything better than toasting marshmallows around a fire pit whilst keeping warm! Having spent most my life near Brighton, I'd love these Brighton beach-esque deck chairs to brighten up our garden, aren't they just perfect?

For The Kids

Little Pals Gardening Kit | Butterfly Kit from Insect Lore | Bug House by Insect Hotel | My Fairy Garden Playset | Bean Bags from Maxi Bean

The kids love helping in the garden and as much as I'm all for them learning, Soph pulling up bulbs I've just planted or drowning our new plants isn't ideal. Giving them their own little space with a fairy garden to look after, a few tools for the job and best of all, some real life butterflies to grow and release, what could be better? I love bug houses and seeing as some of them can be good for the garden, we may as well make them welcome with a cute little bug hotel. 

If the kids ever stop running around then they will need somewhere to crash and these garden bean bags would be just perfect, easy to clean, easy to chuck in the shed and perfect to lounge around on on warmer days.

What would be on your wish list this year?

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post; all words and thoughts are my own.