~garden update #1~

well i decided it was high time to give you an update on our mess of a back garden~remember i said how grotty the last owner had left it? well we discovered last week that the 'rat catchers' had been sent round to deal with rats...in the house!...and the whole back garden was a mass of dog poop...now i know why it all smelt so bad~inside and out.
rest assured it is nothing like that now!

tatty and overgrown~funny how cody always seems to sneek into the shot!

breaking the ground~swampy starts to dig over the mess of grass and weeds

a small amount of rubble left over from when they built our home~we think instead of taking it away they just left it in the garden and let it grass over

swampy decided the only way to do a good job was to completly dig it over and remove rubble as he went

very odd~we discover the end of an old brick wall sticking out from the end of the path, about a foot down. there has never been a building on this spot, all i can think of is that it is part of a long wall coming up from another building nearby

evidence of the old barn that was nearby, that i remember when i was tiny~a large lump of brick and flint wall!

we have had to design the garden around a manhole cover!

an ever growing pile of rubble!

nearly finished!

cody 'helping'~with our makeshift soil sifter

i have an aversion to plain old flower beds so insisted on adding a few curves to keep things interesting.

*there was nothing to save from when we started so we have had to start from scratch*