My poor blog as been rather neglected as life just seems to get in the way - plus now that we have finished building the updates to the house are happening at a much slower pace.
I read a quote in County Style magazine this month that read 'The memories, the conversations, the layers, can only be created authentically over time in a home' I loved this and can totally relate with our new house - it will take time to create a finished home with its beautiful layers and life.
The front garden is around 80% completed with the retaining wall, brick edging, lawn and planting coming along. We still have a few garden beds to complete plus finish a few items off. Also need to get a quote for the second driveway sometime this year
Being summer in Melbourne and having to deal with clay soils here some of the plantings have struggled so I am leaving any further planting until April this year
Its funny as we often get people either walking past or stopping in their cars to tell us how much they love our house - it been lovely receiving so many complements
|This is what we started with not long after we moved in back in mid October 2014|
|Looking very bare!|
|Start of the retaining wall - all hands on deck including our boys!|
|Big difference once finished|
|Preparation for the lawn areas|
|Gotta love instant lawn - totally broke my back laying this but well worth it|
|Planting on driveway - these areas have no tripled in size since|
|Box hedging going in|
|Lawn looking so green!|
I have lots of plans for the house this year and have started to feel inspired again. Building this house was quite stressful at the best of times and last year was a crazy busy year for us so looking forward to a slower pace. I have plans to finish the front garden, make a start on the back, decorate our entrance and our lounge room.
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