We took the advice in the book and divided our garden up into a grid using dimensions of the most prominent feature of the house; the children chose the distance across the large windows, I choose the width of the patio. We drew on a grid centred on our feature. Next we used the grid to divide up the areas into lawn and planting. The children added a bike track to their designs.
Later in the afternoon we went to the DIY store and garden centre to get some inspiration.
|Too old for trolleys really but who can resist this car|
We bought some flowers to replace our faded ones and the children planted them up. We also got a bird table which we hope to jazz up a bit with paints.
|Planter by R and L|
|Assembling the bird table|