Hello! I hope that you are well. This weekend was lovely & I finally managed to get outside into the back garden to start making it look a little less like a dumping ground!
When we moved in we put all of our plant pots together on the patio, so it didn't look very pretty - although with all of the cold weather it did add a bit of extra protection for the smaller pots. Added to that there is still a lot of things that our landlord needs to sort out for us in the garden. There's an ancient, decaying caravan that he's going to get rid of, a pond that he's in the process of draining & then he's going to make good the area where the caravan is once it's gone so that it's a usable space & fill in the pond. In addition to that the whole fence on the right-hand side of the garden is rotten & falling down so that is also being replaced. When we signed the contract, he promised to get it all done by the end of April, so hopefully we'll have a totally "new" garden to use soon.
Anyway, I took advantage of the weather this weekend to try & make the garden look a bit prettier! The first thing I did was put our new bird feeder out in the garden.
I've always wanted a bird feeder & we got this one at B&M, reduced to £7.99. I've still got to get a couple of hanging bird feeders to add to it, but in the meantime I hope that the birds will be happy with this lot!
You can see in the background of the picture above the delightful caravan & all of the plant pots that have been gathered on our patio!
The next thing I did was sweep all of the debris & dig out the little weeds from the dirt patches in front of our shed:
I thought that this little area, being directly opposite the conservatory & therefore in full view, could do with a bit of prettifying so I added some of my pots:
A close-up of the pots on the left:
and the pots on the right:
The bigger blue pot at the back here has my hydrangea in, which I'm pleased to see is starting to come back!
I'd bought a couple of solar light/plant stands from B&M that I wanted to put either side of the conservatory doors, so here's my before shot:
Looking a bit better with some colour! Here are the stands up close:
(excuse the manky water butt!)
I still have more tidying to do & a few things to plant but so far so good! I'm pleased with the results & it's starting to feel like Spring is finally well on its way!