April 2013 – Introducing the new garden features   10 comments

Last year Penny decided the garden needed a ‘make over’ and brought a small wooden climbing frame and a wooden sandpit ready for this much needed improvement.

Then as we all know it rained and rain and rained some more – and NOTHING changed in the garden.

So at the start of 2013 Penny and Mr.Penny’s Place decided that 2013 was going to be the year that the garden was transformed – whatever the weather did!

Mr.Penny’s Place then set about taking down the old fence round the patio area, building a base for his new large shed (the shed men actually put up the shed) moved Penny’s toy storage shed, built a new garden tools storage shed rebuilt the fence round the shed area, moved the guinea piggies cage, relay the wobbly slabs on the patio area, built a new bark area for climbing frame, built the climbing frame, built the sand pit, lay some turf on the bare earth patches, fitted the blackboard to the wall – and most of it in the freezing cold weather of the first months of this year.

Of course Penny has helped where needed and funded a lot of it due to the FE funding that was paid in full in advance but……..

…………….Mr.Penny’s Place has worked really hard – so the children and Penny would like to publicly thank Mr.Penny’s Place

So here are a few pictures (only a few because most of the pictures have happy smiling faces in them, so can’t be used ) to show the readers of this blog how much the children are enjoying the garden


PS – For those asking where I got the blackboard from link to ebay for blackboard  the biggest size


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10 responses to “April 2013 – Introducing the new garden features

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  1. It is lovely Penny and well done Mr Penny’s Place you have done a fab job. I have had a raised bed built this winter and have now got most of the required ingredients to make a water wall and am hoping my son will help me when his exams are finished I also need a new blackboard mine was so warn out it went in the winter.. Where did you get your climbing frame and blackboard Penny?

  2. Hi Penny What a great garden you’ve made for the children, can I ask where you got your blackboard from please. Kind regards Jane

  3. Hi Penny don’t mean to hijack your blog but I made my own blackboards.Sheet of hardboard cut into three pieces I used primer on two then a cheap roller from pound shop and blackboard paint about three or four coats dries really quick, then a very handy brother who attached to the garden wall one is horizontal one is vertical.Cost about £20 and have lasted two winters! The third piece for my mosaic project which is on my to do list.

  4. I am just envious of you having Mr Penny’s Place as Mr Building Blocks is not too handy so I have to pay for a man who does these sort of things

  5. Hi penny I love your new garden makeover needs some advice! I’m at the end of my tether I want to give my garden a makeover but have no idea where to start how did u decide which area to start from

    • I always have ideas in my head – and browse catalogues / look at friends gardens and so on for inspiration. However cost and time are usually to two main issues – plus getting Mr. Penny’s Place on board – both with the ideas and willing to do most of the work.

      So I would suggest you start with looking for inspiration from others – then decide if you can do the whole garden at once or just a small area

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