A small urban back garden on a budget – case study
Chris and Stella Ellis live at High Royds, Menston in a 4 bedroom detached house. The back garden is approximately 120m2. They have 2 children aged 12 and 17. Chris has taken early retirement, and Stella works full time. As Chris was at home, he wanted to be involved in implementing the changes himself to keep costs down.
Their garden problems
“We really didn’t know to do with our small rear garden attached to a new build house. We were unhappy with how the garden looked and lack of colour. And disappointed that the garden wasn’t attractive despite some efforts to put site-recommended plants into our garden.
We realised the garden had potential but we had no idea how to change it. Having spent months over winter pouring over books, we still couldn’t work out what to do.”