Cottage Garden Make Over Done!

Yep gals garden makeover has been accomplished!
…although really it was just a good ole tidy up!
Fred’s Mum and Dad came down to us on Wednesday to help…we shall call them the A-team…..coz although they are in their 60’s they are so fit the pair of them and get jobs done in no time!

The A-team mended the fence around the Victorian patio area and actually fixed it properly with Posts!..all dug into the ground and everything!…this, last year, had been propped up with the old bike from our old shop and the above garden bench!

I ordered in some ‘Big up Blighty’ bunting to decorate here and there and put the other shabby weathered pieces in the wash….Its amazing isn’t it…how everything comes back to life again in the garden! I mean all that snow and rain and frost from the winter…and then a little sunshine and voila! everything comes up rosy again!

I mean look at these lovely little
beauties…they weren’t in the garden last year…perhaps a bird
dropped a seed…but I have a few bunches of these scattered around,
aren’t they lovely.

 And since, weeding the beds…these little butterflies have loved sitting on this Euphobia, or at least I think this is called that!…One of my lovely Blogging friends mentioned it and also I was at a Garden fete the other day and a lady had some for sale that looked rather like these….

The grass looks lovely now…we had to strim it all first, hehehe! I don’t think the neigbours liked us very much…as we were strimming it most of the day…yes the grass was THAT long!….I can’t take much of the credit for it though as Bridget put me to shame, she strimmed a good three quarters and a half! of the whole garden and I just finished off the last little bit!…B.A Baracus has nothing on her :)!

Apparently this plant is called Kerria? Quote me if I am wrong!…it has such a pretty flower on it….Oh dear! Scuuuuuse the washing! 🙂 but it was such a lovely day at the ‘Happy House’, I just had to take advantage, even though we were gardening 🙂

As I was finishing off the the strimming, Bridget asked me if there was anything else she could do? so I asked her if she could clear around the back of the garage…well! she is such a fast worker! In the time it took me to finish off the tiny bit of strimming…she had gone around the whole back of the garden, sweeping and clearing and making it all look ‘mighty fine’ indeedy!…Gosh I love that woman! 🙂

But off course I done my fair share! LOL! I was weeding the beds and pulling out that rotten ‘Bind weed’! before it decided to take-over like last year! I think I will put that plant into Room 101!…we had a lovely time and now all that is left to do is add some more colour…I have some plants arriving next week, because we have a Card Company coming on over to the ‘Happy House’ to take pictures of the Caravan….Very exciting stuff! Yes our  little Caravan will be on Cards all over Blighty!..So the geraniums that will be arriving, will add a lovely colourful touch 🙂

The garden looks lovely now, thanks to my lovely Mother and Father-in-law, they also fixed a few things around the house that needed doing too! and even fitted a new toilet seat! Yep! I wanted the Union Jack one! but seeing as that was soooo last year apparently! we opted for the Red one! Well it wouldn’t be the ‘Happy Bathroom’ would it! 🙂 without a shiny red toilet seat! LOL!…I’ll be posting about the Card Company shoot when it happens, so keep your eyes peeled 🙂


…Oh and talking of shoots!….Heres my lovely Rosie! Bless her!

Have you seen the photoshoot I did with her?…she makes a wonderful model, what with that lovely HAPPY and pretty face of hers…we had a right ole giggle!…

Bye for now…and a HAPPY May Day to you all!
Oh and remember its ‘DARLING BUDS OF MAY DAY’ tommorow on ITV3 all day long! TOTAL BLISS!

Love Happy x

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  1. plumbing
    16th May 2011 / 1:15 pm

    We have wonderful garden too. But yours is very different, it is beautiful and have very great ambiance. I wanna make our garden looks like that.

  2. Double Glazing
    16th November 2010 / 12:54 am

    Congratulations for a great job here.Thanks for the idea.I think i have to set up time with my family for us to get in touch with our garden.I'm so happy to see your flowers.

  3. Artificial Grass
    12th August 2010 / 5:11 am

    Cheers!for the well done performance,you really do a great job.You make the place look different from it's original view.Love the post of different flowers they look great and seeing them gives you a relief from a busy day.

  4. vintage camping
    12th May 2010 / 6:39 am

    beautiful caravan – and in such a lovely colour too, did you paint it or is that original 60's too? Well done,

  5. Happy @/*-*@
    8th May 2010 / 12:47 am

    Hi Jen! Yes I know that book, Chris Haddon one of the writers wanted our caravan for that book, but it didnt come off in the end! tut tut! chris!!!LOL!Lovely pictures and yes! we have definitely started off a craze!Love Happy xx

  6. Melony Bradley
    7th May 2010 / 2:27 pm

    Your garden re do is fab, love the bunting esp

  7. The Tablescaper
    7th May 2010 / 3:11 am

    You're so lucky to have helpers! And I do so agree that it is amazing that it all comes back again, after all of the snow and yuckiness (is that a word?)- The Tablescaper

  8. Flowers
    5th May 2010 / 3:41 am

    Being a great lover of Garden art, I enjoyed your blog very much. Keep on posting.

  9. Jennie
    4th May 2010 / 12:49 pm

    The garden looks lovely. All the hard worked payed off. x

  10. Jen
    4th May 2010 / 12:02 pm

    Oh Happy, what wonderful in-laws you have! My garden is looking dreadful, and since I've been in hospital I've no energy at all to do anything with it. Unforch, my partner is of the non-gardening variety… I must get someone in to tidy it up – I long for a cottage garden full of colour. Sigh.

  11. CraftySmiles
    4th May 2010 / 12:01 pm

    Oh wow.That is one beautiful space. Great job. I love your designs they are great. Keep up the good work and that fantastic green space of yours.: ) : ) : )

  12. Rubyred
    3rd May 2010 / 7:09 pm

    Thank goodness for family eh! Your garden looks gorgeous again! Wonderful news about the card company!Rachel x

    3rd May 2010 / 5:54 pm

    The garden looks fab, so when is the garden party with tacakes and jam….Kx

    3rd May 2010 / 5:53 pm

    The garden looks fab, so when are you having a garden party, with tea cakes, and jam….Kx

  15. Brenda@Cozy Little House
    3rd May 2010 / 1:33 pm

    I love your cute touches and most especially, that wonderful little caravan!Brenda

  16. Kim
    3rd May 2010 / 11:22 am

    That garden looks ready for summer! I featured you on my blog today, I also used some of your pictures. Let me know if you want me to remove them ;-)greetings from Holland!

  17. vivian
    3rd May 2010 / 10:50 am

    the garden looks lovely! could you send your inlaws over here fot the weekend! I need some help!!rosie is beautiful!have a great weekvivian

  18. bermudabluez
    3rd May 2010 / 8:38 am

    I always feel happy when I pop in over here!! Your blog just screams H A P P Y!! Beautiful garden and super cute little caravan!! Love it!

  19. VintageVicki
    3rd May 2010 / 7:24 am

    Garden looks lovely – I can imagine myself out there drinking tea.Please let us know about the cards as I'd love to be able to buy some for my collection.

  20. fitty's pinky rose cottage
    3rd May 2010 / 4:51 am

    dear Happy, now you make me want the same garden and caravan! all so beautiful!.. I just had my garden furniture up in my garden.. now am in the middle of transforming my garden to some English kindda look.. and your garden such an inspirational to me! thanks for sharing and wishing you a great week!

  21. magpiechic
    3rd May 2010 / 4:38 am

    Lovely Happy. Completely impressive!!! Yes it is a euphorbia. Congrats on the caravan shoot. You will soon achieve complete world domination!! In a caravan … Is that an oxymoron?Love Jacqui:P

  22. Jenny
    3rd May 2010 / 12:12 am

    You have done a great job. Gardens are so forgiving, a little bit of love and care and they give so much back.By the way I am using your 'can't remember what its called that goes across the top of the computer screen' that you made a couple of weeks ago. Thanks.

  23. winnibriggs
    2nd May 2010 / 10:43 pm

    Well thank goodness for in laws eh! They sure did a grand job…and you too. Looking lovely now. Great news about your photo shoot will look out for the details.

  24. Sue at Dollytub Cottage
    2nd May 2010 / 10:26 pm

    It's so nice to find stuff growing that seems to come from nowhere. By the way, the birds don't just drop the seeds – they, errr, ahem! pass them in their poo! SueXX

  25. The Weekend Island
    2nd May 2010 / 10:19 pm

    Great post and good work in the garden! Can you come do mine now? You'll have to come to Australia. You could have a holiday AND do my garden!!

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