Rocking seats and verandahs …

13/03/2015 § 6 Comments

Apart from plants, the two things I love most in the garden are places to sit and pretty seats to sit on!

This week – just last Monday – I treated myself to a new rocking seat together with a swing seat which hangs from one of the apple trees.

a very comfy spot with lovely view up the garden

a very comfy spot with lovely view up the garden

hanging seat in the apple tree

hanging seat in the apple tree – can’t wait for the grass to grow here, following the landscaping earlier in the year

rocking bench

rocking bench

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I love these seats – I bought them from this ebay shop.  I wondered how long they’d take to be delivered all the way from Germany, but they arrived within 3 days of purchase and I thought that was seriously speedy!  They went together very easily with just 6 bolts (spanner supplied) on the rocking bench and 4 bolts and a couple of shackles for the chains on the hanging seat.  I can’t wait for the apple blossom to appear – and the grass to grow!

The sheds have been cleared of hoarded rubbish, thanks to sterling work on by my boys J1 & J2 and the little summerhouse that overlooks Flora’s pond is now a comfy place to hide away with couple of pretty chairs and a coffee table – the perfect place for a quiet cuppa.  I’ve rediscovered the verandahs on the little summerhouse and the garden workshop too – even more places to sit!

workshop verandah with my old rocking chair

workshop verandah with my old rocking chair

my secret hideaway overlooking the ponds

my secret hideaway overlooking the ponds

I think a lick of paint is called for in the little summerhouse – nothing too fancy, but some white wooden walls would brighten it up no end.

The greenhouse is taking shape and I can’t seem to go out without being accosted by little plants that need to come home with me!

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potting bench

 

greenhouse staging

greenhouse staging – potatoes starting to sprout!

not quite finished, but I couldn't wait to get planting

raised veggie beds not quite finished, but I couldn’t wait to get planting

lovely vintage plant stand - I have plans for trailing geraniums and petunias

lovely vintage plant stand – I have plans for trailing geraniums and petunias

rockery roses in an old zinc container in the middle of my baker's tray coffee table

rockery roses in an old zinc container in the middle of my baker’s tray coffee table

Oh, such fun!

Are you making plans for your garden this summer?  Let me know if you have any secret tips on what to grow – I’m thinking cosmos, night-scented stock, cornflowers – I could go on!!!!!

Enjoy the weekend

Adaliza

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