As with most of the population, the last year or so hasn’t been the easiest in lots of respects but (fingers crossed) it looks like things might be finally starting to improve. And so, in celebration of this, I have finally begun creating a very special outdoor space at Rigg House B&B which, over the last fortnight, has become my new favourite place to be.
For reasons that I won’t bore you with here, for a long time it has been pretty impossible to access our garden space, but, thankfully, it seems like things are returning to the way they were during our first couple of years here and so I finally have some privacy, along with a certain degree of peace. It’s an under-exaggeration to say that I needed this so badly after too long of feeling imprisoned in the house.
The irony is that our garden space isn’t exactly private since it sits directly beside the A76 and can easily be seen from passing traffic and it was this fact which had been annoying me for so long; I knew the space looked scruffy and unloved and I was just desperate to make it colourful and pretty. I always admire people who make an effort with their front gardens as it’s not just a nice thing to do for themselves, but also for everyone who passes by.
Anyway, here are some photos of the progress with the garden so far, along with my wonderful polytunnel den. I haven’t actually spent any money on the space yet (because I haven’t got any!) so everything I have used has been repurposed or upcycled in some way, but I think this makes it more special. If you’re coming to stay with us here at Rigg House B&B, please feel free to check out the garden and chill in the polytunnel den – just as long as you don’t mind sharing it with a hundred flying insects!