Ideas for a veg garden & upcycling windows


So while the house continues to get smaller (it has no roof now and the chimneys are all gone) we have been thinking again about the garden. I want to create a vegetable garden in the back corner to grow some vegetables (obvs) and also to have a cutting garden of flowers for the house.


So this is the space we have allocated and it seems to be the sunniest part of the garden which is essential for a vegetable patch. We did have a small veg patch in our last garden, but it was too shaded under some very large oak trees and my veg didn’t really do very well. Live and learn….

I also want to have a greenhouse/potting shed/summer house type of building back there too, and have of course come up with the design. The Handy Husband was up for the challenge, so we took ourselves off to Romsey Reclamation on Friday (that’s the advantages of working for yourself) and found some great windows and a glazed door. Of course they will need some painting and just a bit of glass, but they are exactly what I was looking for.



We are recycling the old timbers from the house roof to make the frame of the new greenhouse/potting shed. (Of course when I say we – that really means the Handy Husband is doing it – hee hee). Hopefully it will feel a bit like one of these dreamy spaces …

greenhouseidea2 greenhouseidea1

So hopefully it will look a little bit cobbled together and a little bit recycled, and just perfect. On the floor of the potting shed we’ll be using bricks that came from the three chimneys that we no longer need in the house. Outside the potting shed we are going to have raised beds, with gravel paths between them, perhaps a bit like this.


I do quite like the trellis surrounding this very pretty vegetable garden, perhaps we could use this between the end of the garden and the space closer to the house. It would create a very light screen, so as not to block out the back, but hint of what is there to invite you back to find out more.

Well lets hope the sun comes back soon, as it is just a bit too soggy back there at the moment for us to make a start on the potting shed.

Hope you guys have a good weekend.

Emma x

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