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A very bare garden


A few years ago we cleared the jungle that was lurking outside our back door and turned it into a vegetable garden. We’ve grown tomatoes, beans, courgettes and lots of other lovely veggies.

Last year, Stephen had to do most of the work himself as my legs and back were getting worse and I was so tired from the full-time rota at work. We decided that this year we’d drop the gardening as it was too much for us to cope with, and we’d use the space for an extended cat enclosure instead.

Stephen has been very hard at work outside over the last couple of months and has cleared away the old enclosure, a shed, and lots of junk that had piled up.

garden04 garden05That small shed has now gone too, as have some more of the slabs. Just in time too as they’re coming to install the new enclosure in a few days.

I can’t wait to see the cats when they can just stroll out the door and play outside. We’ll be landscaping inside the enclosure with hard and soft areas, plus some non-toxic plants for them to hide under to bird-watch. I’m planning a solar-powered water feature for Rosie and some tunnels for Frodo. Sammie will love all the climbing areas.

More photos to come soon.


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

8 thoughts on “A very bare garden

  1. shame you won’t be having any home-grown produce this year, but the cats are going to love the extra space!


    • The cats are going to love it. It’s half-way assembled at the moment and it’s looking great. The supports for the roof are looking a lot like runner bean supports to me so there may still be some produce next year as that’s one of the non-toxic (to cats) plants that we can grow inside the enclosure.

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful project! The kitties are going to love their new playground šŸ™‚


    • They are. I can’t wait to see their faces, although they’re sulking a bit at the moment as they’re confined to upstairs while the men are working on it.


  3. Sounds exciting! Look forward to seeing it all šŸ™‚


  4. BIG changes in the backyard! I’m sure the cats will love it!


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