Return of the cats (and their tiny urban garden domain)

Hello good people of the interweb! I’m back. It’s been years since I’ve written about our garden but now that GarlicBaby is GarlicBoy (and a keen tiny gardener), it felt like a good time to get back to the keyboard. A lot has changed, not least our house (which we spent the whole of 2016 gutting and renovating along with the garden and two extensions) but we’re finally returning to normality. The garden has changed a lot since we bought the house in 2013:
When we did the house we decided to alter the garden and re-green. I hate that so many London gardens are just patio, my own included. So we had a load of the patio stone dug up and replaced with real live grass. I think it’s possible that we’re the only people in London with real grass. That dreadful plastic carpet stuff is everywhere I look. So although it’s just a couple of metres squared, at least we know that our little boy will have some grass to roll around on when we’re at home. I’m making up for the loss of hardstanding space for pots by growing up. I’ve bought a load of new vertical gardening racks and we’ll be greening the fences together. I’m keen to see what a toddler can do in the garden! We shall see. I can’t wait to get started, because frankly it looks a mess at the moment!

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We farm a three acre smallholding in Hampshire, England, having fled London in pursuit of the good life for our little family. We mess about with an assorted menagerie and try to be as self-sufficient as possible in meat and fruit and vegetables whilst enjoying our plot and an outdoors lifestyle with our son. I am the luckiest person that I know.

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