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New Back garden area

I am so amazed at how we, my hubby and I, have been able to get this new area as part of our garden again. It was the chicken run for so long and now we are going to take it back!! We erected a new wall and now in the sequence of photos you will see the taking down of the temporary (was up for at least 4 years) shade cloth.


[one_half]Shade cloth coming down![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Looking from back garden[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Another angle[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Reclaiming a big area[/one_half_last]

[one_half]The chickens will get a new run[/one_half]

[one_half_last]So much stuff going to the dump[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Hannes taking out poles[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Starting to look like something[/one_half_last]

The new area is now cleared and cleaned and ready to be merged with the back garden. We want to keep this area clean and zen-like. Can’t wait to relax in this area. We have kept 2 poles that we will use to span a grass roof for shade. This will be nice. Now to order the stones !! We still need to get the ground a bit more level first. Can’t wait to show you the new area.

Happy Gardening xxx




By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

12 replies on “New Back garden area”

Very nice! And it gives you so much more gardening space! You said you’re planning to keep it clean and zen-like, but are you planning to plant some minimal plants or will it be all hardscape? Either way, I’m sure it will be amazing!

Temporary shade cloth up for four years? Isn’t that the way things often happen! It is exciting to see a new project coming to fruition. Everything is looking great. I look forward to seeing the completed space. A grass topped shady retreat sounds very nice!

A real rest area – I will need it after working in the rest of the garden 🙂 The chickens will be placed elsewhere and also given a bit more freedom so this is a people area now!

Yup – temporary for years….:-) but it stood the test of time and the cloth is still usable.
That pink tree is a nuisance!! It belongs to the neighbours and always drops fluff all over in summer and grows over and causes my hubby great grief all year round. It looks pretty now (for a few weeks) then a pain in the neck the rest. One consolation is that the Sunbird loves to nest in this tree! 🙂 So I tolerate it most of the time. But I don’t know the name of this tree.

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