There is plenty of software available to help with planning your garden, but as I like to physically have things in front of me and flip from page to page rather than try to locate tabs and saved pages, so I decided to make a physical scrap book of my plans for the garden, look at what I've already got, what I've done before in the garden and ideas for future planning.
Next weeks blog post will showcase gardens and outdoor space in the UK. We never really did much in our garden in the UK as it was fairly well established and with me working and having 5 kids at home it really was just another project I didn't have time for. Although I did do a fun halloween project with the kids which I'll blog about nearer the time.
I have a house full of arts and crafts pieces that I keep meaning to get round to making into something including spray paints, beads, coloured string and material. I've opted that whatever design I come up with will be bright to inject some colour into the beigeness of the desert sand and walls in our garden.
I've been gathering various bits and pieces together from around the house that I can use in the garden, including an old dressing table I had every intention to do up as well as ornaments and lights I can use outside and make some more floor cushions and create some kind of protection from the sun.
I already have a table, chairs, parasol and 2 sun loungers as well as a gazebo and several deck chairs and an inflatable bright pink chair.
There are areas previously used for planting and we have a pile of bricks at the back of the house I will use to build raised beds with so I can mix in some soil rather than just plant straight into the sand.
This is what I've been creating over the past few weeks to inject some colour back into the desert and now the weather has cooled since our UK trip we've been able to spend some time outside in the evenings.
I just have to remember to bring the candles in during the day as I keep forgetting and they're melting from the heat of the sun.
I have never thought about scrapbooking as a way of collecting garden ideas but now you say it it makes perfect sense.ReplyDelete
Loving the huge fungi, I was on a fungi course yesterday and discovered many that grow on trees only grow on ones that are already diseased or dead inside - I am using it to spot dead trees now!
Thank you for joining in again :)
I struggle with using the laptop visually to collate ideas, I always write blog posts by hand and still print out photos to look at rather than just see them on a screenDelete
Those mushrooms are amazing, and so is your planning. Good luck with it all and I love that giraffe - so much fun :) #hdyggReplyDelete
the giraffe was a parting gift from a friend when we left South AfricaDelete
wow! look at you. you are ready. i like the idea of scrapbookingReplyDelete
i find it so much easier to plan things when they're written down and in front of me rather than stored on the computerDelete
As much as I love Pinterest I do like to have something on paper. Hence why I so many notebooks! I love your collection if items you've stored up.ReplyDelete
I have note books everywhere around the house and use them for all planning, holidays, blog posts, writing listsDelete
Scrap booking is a great idea and a way of keeping every garden you have ever tended close at hand.ReplyDelete
i find it so much easier to see my ideas, than i do on the computer screenDelete