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If you read my recent post on why we want to move home, you’ll know that we cannot wait to get a garden! Mikey has a clear idea on what he wants to house to look like and what decor he’d like to style our living spaces with, however, when it comes to the garden, it’s me who is in charge!
We do need to accommodate a few things in our garden, so we can’t go too crazy.
We have two rabbits that are currently living as very spoilt and loved house bunnies. I’m not sure if they’d end up living outside in the garden once we moved. I’d say probably not because they’re very used to their pampered lifestyle and we’d certainly miss them if they were outside all day. However, one of the great things about having a garden is it means we can build them a rabbit run. Mikey wants to DIY it, which I am all in favour of as it’s something Luke can help with and we can also ensure we have it the size and shape we need it to be.
We need to make sure that whatever we do to the garden is safe for our pets and our children.
I have always wanted a garden full of flowers and that’s certainly hasn’t changed as I’ve grown up. The only thing I need to worry about now is that the flowers and plants we do have in our garden are safe for the rabbits to eat. Bunnies have very fragile digestive systems and, despite being herbivores, they’re actually susceptible to lots of illnesses that come from eating the wrong food. They have no ability to gag or remove something from their system once it’s in there, so when designing the garden, this is something we’re definitely going to have to think about. We also want to avoid anything that’s obviously dangerous to the children.
We want to cram a lot of things we all enjoy into a small amount of space, so it has to be planned well.
We’re not going to have acres and acres of land to play around with and it’ll most likely be a fully enclosed garden. In this space we want to create an area where we can relax as a family, invite friends over, play with the children and allow the rabbits the space they need to exercise. As well as the rabbit run, some outdoor toys and a table and chair set up, we’d also love to fill the garden with colour flowers and beautiful scents!
I’ve got no idea about different types of soil and suitable plants for various amounts of lighting.
That’s why I’ve been thinking about maybe hiring a gardener to help us with some of the planning and the initial steps for setting up our dream garden. I’ve looked around and found there are some great gardening services available and I think that it would be really beneficial for us. I want to make sure that when we get our garden, we get it all right the first time as it’s an important part of the house for us. Looking into it, if we’re starting from scratch, doing up our garden is going to be quite costly. There’s a lot more to consider that initially meets the eye and it’s surprising how much the cost of planning a garden adds up. I think it’ll be well worth doing some research and using a garden quotes service to make sure we get the best deal possible.
Finger’s crossed that when we do move early next year, we’ll be able to crack on with sorting the garden out as soon as possible. We’re planning on moving in February, or as close to then as possible, in the hopes that by summer, we’ll all have a really cool places to hang out and make memories in. Wish us luck!