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Win a Grand for your Garden 2017 - COMPETITION CLOSED

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Alexandra owen


Well as I write this I am sat on the back step staring at the wilderness that is my back garden and trying to summon up the energy and imagination to start its regeneration. Unfortunately I have been doing the exact same thing for the past 3 years since my son came along and I am no further along in the process!!

I'm pretty adept at DIY and enjoy getting my hands dirty. It frustrates me that I need to ask for help with this but the truth is that, like so many other people, I am trying to balance a full time nursing career with being a good mum to a toddler and there just aren't enough hours in the day to do it all.

I love spending time outdoors but the uneven expanse of cracked concrete with dangerous drop off, dumped furniture, mossy grass and unkempt borders make it far from a safe or relaxing environment for my little boy to play.

Would a garden make over change my life? Well maybe it seems overly dramatic to claim that it would but I honestly cannot express how much it would mean to even make a start on the mammoth task ahead. A safe place to sit and watch my little boy play would mean the world and if the adults had a tranquil area to enjoy a cider in the evenings too then all the better!!

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