When in rented it can be a double edged sword - you want somewhere that's enjoyable to spend time in as afterall it is your home, but at the same time, you don't really want to spend a fortune on a property that doesn't belong to you. With that in mind, welcome to my little series on how I made over my garden on a budget!
We've long been used to miserable summer weather here in the UK; despite that, this year even spring shocked us with snow very late into the season. It felt like spring, and certainly summer, would never arrive! Thankfully the early May Bank Holiday proved to be an absolute scorcher, and with the weather set to stay glorious well into June I set about giving my rather neglected garden a makeover. With a foreign sunshine holiday looking incredibly unlikely this year, I wanted to create a little oasis that I could head out to and enjoy every time the sun popped his hat on.
Gardens can be incredibly greedy and expensive mistresses though, swallowing up money by the bucket if you let them. I wanted my little piece of heaven but it had to be done on a reasonable budget. With that in mind, I turned to the many affordable chains popping up all over our retail parks, starting with one of my favourites - Home Bargains!