Discovering a Victorian Patio Underneath the Weeds!

Discovering a Victorian Patio Underneath the Weeds last Saturday was a wonderful find! Freddy’s Mum and Dad popped around to see us, which was so lovely as I hadn’t seen them for a while, they bought all their tools for the Garden…to get cracking on with the work to bring it back to life!

So we all got to work, weeding the garden…well you know what gardening is like…very hard work…and Fred’s dad, pictured above and below was such a great help, we couldn’t of done it without him, he really got stuck into the job in hand and put me to shame with the speed and ease that he was getting those weeds out!….Thanks so much Big Fred xx

Now also home for Easter was our darling son Daz, he came home from University, and seemed to be in the same pattern as he is at Uni, he is up all night on the computer! insisting that he is NOT playing WOW (World of Warcraft!!!) (how many of you have kids and hubby’s addicted to war games? then you can sympathsize!) and then slept all day…being in a totally grouchy mood, when you tried to speak to him!!…..RIGHT!! PAYBACK TIME!

This is him lying in bed, while Fred’s Mum and Dad – both in their 60’s and Me in my 40’s, got to work….clearing the garden of debri and digging the bricks with our trowels…Fred’s Dad, also called Fred, we’ll call him Big Fred, was marvelous, he was an expert at it and also found behind the trees in the garden a lovely old picket fence…which at the moment, he is making some fence posts for us, so that we can section off this lovely victorian patio…

Here I am…working hard and collecting dead wood from the borders….

Meanwhile, Daz slept on….and on….and on…..!

He has always been one of those children, that takes forever putting his shoes on to help you get the shopping in and then by the time you have finished the job, he is ready to start…and then of course it is too late…..! The only time he did appear….is when we all sat down knackered to have something to eat and drink!! Typical!! LOL!

Heres a few pictures of the lovely blossom and daisies appearing in the garden…I am so proud of my little garden….its such a treat to be out there and especially now the weather is getting better!

…And this is the finished patio area…we call this our Nook, it was so worth the effort, and looks so lovely…I’ll keep you posted, as to how the new picket fence looks…and a big Thank you to Bridget and Big Fred…I really do not know what I would of done without them, so a big XkissX to you both.

Speak to you all soon chicks….I hope you are having a lovely weekend xx



  1. Happy @/*-*@
    25th April 2009 / 2:43 am

    Hello chicks – I have edited some of these pictures, because my mother-in-law didn’t want to appear in the photographs….so sorry if you have returned and now see an edited version of this post! LOL!Love Happy xx

  2. Vintage Amethyst
    22nd April 2009 / 6:51 pm

    Oh goodness what a find, how lovely!loveAlisonx

  3. Sue at Dollytub Cottage
    21st April 2009 / 9:48 pm

    Gosh, you worked hard, my back’s aching just looking at the pics! SueX

  4. Shelley
    21st April 2009 / 1:27 pm

    Hi Happy,your garden patio is wonderful! What sweet in-laws you have to help with all your hard work….can’t wait to see your picket fence….Blessings,Shelley

  5. Happy @/*-*@
    20th April 2009 / 10:37 pm

    Hello gals…thanks for your comments again…OOOOh I love ya xxAnd to Suelovescherries, the Annuals in the sidebar are books that are often bought out at Christmas time, from say your favorite magazine, or television programmes and they have fun things to do in them, like quizzes and puzzles, stories and games etc etc. They were often (and still are!) given for Christmas presents as the Annual was for the following year :)Hope that helps you chick ;)Love Happy xx

  6. Anonymous
    20th April 2009 / 2:58 am

    That is just the coolest… I can’t believe you found that under the grass… how cool!!! OK OK oK ok ok I admit it I am jealous!!!! :)Ok and your in-laws what jewels!!! My face is green now…Have a great day!!! and HUGSJust A Gal…

  7. SueLovesCherries
    19th April 2009 / 6:40 pm

    So totally awesome! Your hard work reaped beautiful results! Congratulations!By the way, in your right sidebar, you show “bright coloured annuals”. What are they – is it like a yearbook here in the U.S.?

  8. gingerwine
    19th April 2009 / 11:43 am

    Hello!That is sooo funny!The thing is I remember my self being like that – sleeping the days away!That was a few years ago now though!Very pretty room to be sleeping in!Sam xx

  9. KC'sCourt!
    19th April 2009 / 8:16 am

    The patio looks an absolute delight. Can come for afternoon tea? 😉

  10. Rubyred
    19th April 2009 / 8:00 am

    What a great job you all did.It looks gorgeous!Gardening is such hard work but so worth it!love your gardening attire too!Rachel x

  11. stella
    19th April 2009 / 7:07 am

    well i have the same chairs for the garden 🙂 and love them, they remind me of childhood holidays at the mediterranean,….

  12. An Accomplished Woman
    19th April 2009 / 1:03 am

    I have a 23 year old boy and that is the same story here. Your garden looks lovely. Cynthia

  13. Devon Dumpling
    18th April 2009 / 9:28 pm

    Wow…it looks fab! x

  14. Miss sew n sew
    18th April 2009 / 8:38 pm

    How lovely like finding hidden treasure! It looks gorgeous I can relate to all that hard work gardening were making major changes in our garden with a new path and vegetable garden.Sarahx

  15. Lavender hearts
    18th April 2009 / 8:16 pm

    wow! that looks amazing! what a transformation! 🙂

  16. Amy
    18th April 2009 / 7:12 pm

    So beautiful to see the old bricks. I am sure you will find that to be a favorite spot, indeed!! Loved seeing the family!!Amy

  17. Doolallysally
    18th April 2009 / 7:07 pm

    Amazing, that looks great doesn’t it! I bet you’re chuffed. Your son though, he makes me laugh, but I know nothing about boys, war games or teenagers – all that’s too come! Well done Happy, lovely photos! Love Salx

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