We’ve never shared a garden post on the blog before, so today is a real treat for you! Our focus has always tended to be on the interior of our homes rather than the exterior but when the weather is lovely and sunny, like it was at the weekend, our focus tends to shift. However, our garden is a bit of a peculiar shape, and to add a bit of greenery DIY was needed.
I will share a before image of the garden… but please no judging! We didn’t decide to block pave the entire thing, but it’s been really well laid and removing it isn’t something we want to tackle right now. So this is what we have to work with:
We decided upon the idea of a long planter along the side, but after 4 hours traipsing around local DIY shops and garden centres we didn’t find something that would fill even half the space. After a quick Google we did find one that was already built, however it would have set us back £80 – without any soil or plants. Not cool with us at all, so we decided to DIY!
The concept behind the DIY garden planter was really simple. We brought 10 x decking boards at 2.4 metres long to allow for a 3-high stack. The spare length was used for the sides, which we cut to 40cm each.
To begin with you want to create a frame, like so: