When we moved here two years ago I thought this house was so ugly on the outside. Its lovely inside but outside was just so brown!
A splash of blue on the railings and the brightness of the orange has transformed it to make it so much more cheerful.
It is early for the plants yet but I can imagine my yellow daisies which grow 5 foot tall along the back wall will add further cheer. The pebbles collected from the beach make a good edging for the gravel.
The tubs planted last year have been tidied up and are growing away nicely.
There is still more to do. The bench needs painting and I plan to make a couple of pallet planters to go against the fence.
My bargain buy was the planter in the middle. It came from the auction and is 4 ft square. I bid the grand price of £1 and it came with a free clothes airer! Of course getting it home was a bit tricky as it wouldn't fit into the back of my friends Landrover. It took 3 of us to take it to pieces and squeeze it in but I knew OH would be able to put it back together again.
Its rather bare at present but I planted a cooking apple tree in the middle and a friend popped round in the week with two courgette plants. I was also given some basil so thats in there too. I am going to plant more seeds but first I need to get some mesh to protect it from next doors cats using it for a toilet.
Last is a pic of my little interest table. There are fossils that the Grandchildren found and a rusty owl which came from Hampton Court years ago.
Passers by are stopping to say how cheerful it looks now and once the plantings done it will look even better.