Upcycle in the garden

Messy garden. Had a baby. Garden stayed messy all winter. Now it’s nearly summer. Something had to be done. First steps:

Load of old rotting wood:

Bought gorgeous Cuprinol garden wood paint in following shades:

There’s a section of my garden next to the driveway that is trying to be a flower bed, but the shape is all over the place, the edges undefined, and basically it needed a lift. On the other side of my driveway I have a rebellious ivy plant that is trying to kill three small trees, every year I try to cut back last year’s dead strings and every year I’m left with a big pile of dead ivy strings to either try to put in the brown bin, or burn on the bonfire. I had tried to build a woven border around this flower bed with the dead ivy strings and it worked really well apart from the blasted evil ivy came back to life and started growing all round it, so it had to go. Instead I decided to paint the old rotting blocks of wood roughly (shabby chic LOL) in the colours above:

… and bed the blocks of wood around the flower bed – it looks lovely now! >>>