I love houses and homes, we purchased our first house within weeks of my 18th birthday.
However, since I learned of this new new link we have had nothing but miserable rain and dark skies, not ideal for taking interior pictures. Therefore, I have started with my garden because it was lighter out there.
We moved into our house almost a year ago and the garden was a pile of top soil. Of course, we had to sort out some grass pretty quickly because we have Jack (our black lab). However, other than that, sorting the inside of the house was our priority for the rest of the summer. Side note: it still isn’t sorted, grrrrr……..builders!!
Therefore, this year I have really taken an interest and tried to make the garden a lovely place to escape to after a long day! I haven’t been able to take any full view pictures because the ground was too wet to mow the grass ha!
In the meantime, here are my favourite parts so far:
I am still undecided about painting the fence, but I love these Fisherman’s Lantern Lights! The wreath is from Ikea, I like it so much I think I might buy another for the garage door.
My bright pink Geranium reminds me of when we escaped to Crete for a week last year. The other pots contain mint and the remains of a winter display. The paving was done by a friend, it’s a sort of crazy paving design.
This is my favourite part as the garden meets the builder’s path outside. It is so neat and exactly to my taste. I am delighted with how the patio and path have turned out.
Here are my two little Apple Trees, so cute! There was lots of blossom on them a couple of weeks ago so I am hopeful for a good harvest this year ! I got them as presents for my birthday last year. I refer to this bit as The Orchard Quarter ha!
These pots contain Bay leaves, Thyme and a red Camellia. I have just realised that I seem to have planted a lot of food stuffs- well that’s how I roll!
I am hoping that the Honeysuckle and Clematis will cover this trellis in green leaves and flowers, they have both grown considerably already.
Another Ikea purchase is the two little lamps that are a gorgeous shade of Apple Green, who could resist?!?
It is only a very small garden, which is a good job because I am a complete novice, I am simply choosing things that I like the look of and planting them roughly where I think they might survive i.e sheltered or full sun positions ha!
We do have The Glade across the drive if it all goes wrong!
Do you have any advice for me? Please! It can’t be bulbs though because the squirrels steal them!
Have a lovely day!