Getting Spring Garden ready

Anyone else really looking forward to Spring now? Don’t get me wrong, I know British Spring isn’t always much better than our Winter, but it is a teeny bit warmer, with a little more sun! And with the first signs of Spring, comes the hint of Summer, and that’s a season I’m really looking forward to this year.

Anyway, with Spring in mind, we’ve been thinking about all our Spring cleaning, which always results in us decorating, re-arranging and organising some part or another of our home.
This year, we’re focusing on our garden. With Henry hopefully being on his feet come the summer, I want to get him outdoors as much as possible, which means getting out in the garden. And it requires a much needed spruce up.

First on the agenda is a new garden shed. Ours is somewhat on the lean and needs replacing, and we need to size up so we can store away all the children’s garden toys in the future. We currently have our eye on this Mercia Light Brown Shed from Homebase.

I also REALLY want a playhouse for Henry. I always wanted one as a kid, despite the fact I dislike spiders and honestly, probably wouldn’t have played in it that much. But Henry being a boy, makes me hope he’ll be a bit different and love getting mucky, and not be scared of spiders. I’ma little bit in love with this Homewood Bunny Playhouse – just look at the little handle and opening window *heart eyes*.

Alongside our big bits of kit, and our rather nice glass table set we already own, as well as a BBQ and Firepit, we need to spruce up our flower beds so will be hitting every garden centre in the South to stock up on plants that are hard to kill (our track record isn’t the best, unfortunately). We’ll also be repainting our fences and putting out some more grass seed in an attempt to get it looking nice, though we may have to admit defeat and level & turf it in a year or two!

In a dream world, I’d 100% have a Daybed for the garden, and we’re loving these ones from Fishpools*, especially this St James Daybed because man alive would I feel like a Princess lounging in there on a summers day! In fact the entire Garden Range is kind of dreamy, including these awesome Wazowsky LED LightSpeakers (they are a portable speaker with colour changing LEDs) which would be perfect for summer nights in the garden.

So that’s our Spring garden plans for this year. What are your plans? 

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  1. Jennifer Hughes
    February 9, 2017 / 11:08 am

    Would love to see an after picture! Also Love your outfit πŸ™‚

    • Rachel Bradford
      February 13, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      Will definitely do a little after post! And thank you!

  2. Shelley
    February 9, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Love what you have planned and that you wanna get the garden ready for the little one – who by the way is just too cute! xoxo

    • Rachel Bradford
      February 13, 2017 / 7:25 pm

      Thanks so much!!

  3. Elizabeth Doren
    February 9, 2017 / 11:49 am

    I wish I was better at making things close my. I think we're going to hire a designer to at least consult and give some advice. Best of luck!

    • Rachel Bradford
      February 13, 2017 / 7:26 pm

      Luckily we don't have a huge space or the budget or we would definitely get someone it to look at it!

  4. Purely Amy
    February 9, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    I love your blog layout it's gorgeous! – I've been spring cleaning this week, We now have a lounge full of things for the tip/a carboot. Out with the old in with the new! πŸ™‚

    • Rachel Bradford
      February 13, 2017 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you lovely! Love a good spring clean myself!

  5. Rhian Westbury
    February 9, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Having a nice garden would be lovely and I hope you manage to get a play house. I live in a second floor flat so a garden is just a wild dream for me x

    • Rachel Bradford
      February 13, 2017 / 7:27 pm

      I think we will! It's been several years of waiting for us to get our own garden!

  6. beautyqueenuk
    February 10, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    I would just love a garden but we live in a one bedroom flat with a concrete outside area, so instead of grass and flower beds, I have plants in pots x

    • Rachel Bradford
      February 13, 2017 / 7:28 pm

      Potted plants are seriously under-rated though!

  7. Donna Ashworth
    February 10, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    My garden is my ultimate joy!!! It was so lovely to be able to have it the way I wanted. Your plans sound great. I love my day bed!! X

    • Rachel Bradford
      February 13, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      I wish I was more green fingered so it would look perfect with lots of flowers, but might take a while before I get to that stage!

  8. Stella Olojola
    February 10, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    I need to get our garden ready for spring. Too cold at the moment to venture in though.

    • Rachel Bradford
      February 13, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Definitely agree!

  9. Ami Elizabeth
    February 10, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I am SO on the countdown to Spring. We're living in rented accomodation at the moment, but I really want to spruce up our gardens a little in time for Summer days. I think I we are going to invest in a garden table & chairs too so we can have dinners in the sunshine πŸ™‚ That play house is adorable!

    • Rachel Bradford
      February 13, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      We love our outdoor dining set – I really think they are a must! Plus our firepit too!

  10. Mellissa Williams
    February 11, 2017 / 10:35 am

    I really wish I had a garden. Sounds like you have great plans for improving yours. You baby is gorgeous.

    • Rachel Bradford
      February 13, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you so much x

  11. Lyndsay FizzyPeaches
    February 11, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    Ooh, your plans sound lovely! Keep us up to date as you make your transformation. Also, love your outfit!Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

    • Rachel Bradford
      February 13, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      I will do! I'm hoping it looks as good in real life as it does in my head!

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