About half of the deck was removed to make a play area for children (the trampoline is behind me), and a quiet seating spot. The lawn was taken up, extended and returfed, the rock borders remodelled and new planting added. The overgrown shrubs are slowly being reduced or replaced, this is an ongoing project.
The small courtyard space outside the back door was ‘greened’ by adding the rose Mme Alfred Carriere which is trained to grow over a frame of vine eyes and wire. In the passage we put a deck walkway and edged it with large cobbles.