Friday, May 14, 2010

Come Sit in Our Garden!

As promised, come and visit our so-close-to-100%-completed-its-not-funny backyard!

I'm super proud of it; for 3.5 years I stared at a patterned concrete wasteland and a few (too many) hedges. Back in October last year, I posted some pics of our new backyard and entertaining areas, but it's taken me another 6 months to get around to properly finishing the job!

Thanks to my unruly Labrador, there were a few unsightly holes in the new garden that I've been meaning to fill with giant rocks. And when we built the deck, the new level presented a slightly larger drop to ground level than we had anticipated and we had been meaning to get around to investing in a sandstone step. Then there was the outdoor sink, which my husband has talked about FOREVER. And so on. Anyway, this week we finally completed all these tasks... and for a good reason!

Wanna peek over my back fence at a few of the new additions?






ps. I've dropped some not so subtle hints about there being a big reason to get the backyard into ship-shape... but think I might hold the suspense out a few more hours. Here's a little clue to get you thinking, and I'll be back with the full story tonight. Maybe.

6 comments:

  1. The suspense is killing me...What is it??? We have the little Ikea Minnen table & chairs aswell, they're so cute!

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  2. The backyard looks FANTASTIC Nicole. Love it, you must be so happy with it. What a great space.
    Can't wait to ifnd out what it is you're teasing us with! Jxx

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  3. What a wonderful backyard!

    xx

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  4. Looks amazing...gorgeous little Oasis!
    Ok.so we know bubs number two is on the way...is it a boy? because boys needs a big backyard..let me tell ya! lol x

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  5. I love the sandstone the best nicole, looks great! :-) (of course!!)

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  6. wow - I've got a serious case of garden envy!!

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