Monday, April 16, 2007

green finger

My husband will be the first to tell you that I am not a green thumb. In fact, my step-daughters will even have a sarcastic comment or two about my total lack of ability.

But yesterday I helped my DH do exactly that. We have been designing and developing our front garden.

Or, to be totally honest, my DH has designed it totally, but I have had creative input: yep, do that. That's about the extent of it though.

We have a garden that is basically dirt and sawdust. I know your first thought is: we must have a newly built house. But that's not true as our house is over 100 years old. We just purchased an unfinished property.

So, we (not DH mainly) has been paving the paths and raking the leaves and having a general tidy up.

I mentioned to a friend on Sunday that my husband was laying brick. I tell you, it's a totally dirty job. You should have seen my work overalls afterwards.

But I am delighted with the results. We now have a lovely brick path leading to the front steps and it looks just quaint. Apart from the very shiny cement inbetween the bricks, it looks like it has always been there. Now we just need to get that picket fence up and going, pave the driveway, install the workshop, add the extension, put in a new kitchen...

Don't you just love renovations?