So, several weeks ago, I gave you a tour of our house. Now that summer's officially here, let's head out into the garden, shall we?
Open the front door and head out, down the stairs and onto the path.
Up to the right is the pathway that leads onto the front lawn or across to the driveway.
Head left to the cottage suite. I love the wild flowers that line the driveway.
Sit in the corner of the front yard to relax and watch the boys run around on the grass or flip themselves out of the hammock repeatedly! My brother-in-law, Philip, made our adirondack chairs. Aren't they great?
I'm not sure what these are called, but I love them.
This is the view across the front lawn and out onto our little street.
Alan built this flower bed on the corner of the front lawn, beside our driveway. You can see the back yard just beyond the van, with the vegetable garden right at the back.
Beside the boys' playhouse is a new little lawn and flower garden. We call it the "secret garden" because it feels small and tucked away.
Behind the house is a long stretch of grass. Beyond it is an area that Alan is going to turn into raised beds, pathways, an eating area (with firepit for marshmallow roasts!)... We've just planted two apple trees here as well.
The world's most beautiful (and multi-coloured!) lupin, with our house and my handsome gardener of a husband in the background. If it weren't for him, our garden wouldn't be half as fabulous as it is. I am definitely NOT the one in the family with the green thumb!