Saturday, 25 August 2012

Garden Project - Making a Plan

Today we continued our garden project by having a look at some garden design books. This one by John Brookes is excellent and gives you loads of tips for making a design.

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.

By R

By L

By Mum

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

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