Gardening is something I’ve always seen my mum and nan really enjoy and when the day comes that I have a garden myself I really want to make the most of it. As I’m currently trying to become more eco-friendly I’m looking at ways I can reduce waste and I know there will be so much more flexibility when it comes to having our own outdoor space.
I’d love to segment our garden into different areas so that we can have a space for entertaining as well as a space for growing our own fruit and vegetables. I’d also love to be able to plant and look after flowers that attract honeybees as they are so vital to our environment. I also want a safe space for my kids to play because Evie has especially missed out on not having access to a safe outside space in our home.
When it comes to entertaining in the garden it’s important to have some quality garden furniture. I want something comfortable, stylish and enough to seat a larger family gathering. I want our entertainment space to be ideal for more intimate family dinners alfresco as well as larger gatherings for drinks and summer BBQ’s.
I know growing your own fruit and vegetables is a really great way to be sustainable and this is something I’d love to do in the future. I once lived in a place that had a herb garden that was well maintained and smelled amazing. I think it would also be a great way to teach my kids where food comes from and how they can hopefully do their part as they get older. An alternative at the moment whilst we don’t have access to a garden could be to look into getting an allotment but at this time where we are trying hard to become debt free it’s not on the cards for us. I’d also like to be able to have a space I can compost our organic waste because that would truly ensure a reduction in what we are contributing to landfill.
Having a place for my children to be able to play safely outside is really important and something I feel they’re missing at the moment. It would be lovely to be able to use a little paddling pool in the summer and a green space for picnics during the summer holidays. It would save us from continuously having to go to the same park.
I’m hoping in the next two years when we’re debt free and well on our journey of being more eco friendly and contributing less waste in the household we will be able to move. When that time happens I’m looking forward to growing my own garden but for now I’ll just do as much as I can do.