After the new little steps were completed at the front of our house (see post here) we decided to spend a little of our renovating money and make a little garden at the front of our house. Now we have a BIG yard and lots of room for gardens but I confess we are not the worlds greatest gardeners. We would like to be, but we jsut aren't, so we started small and with things that weren't going to be planted into the ground. You see, we have a problem week in the garden right across the front of our house, that has a huge root systel underground and is almost impossible to remove, so whilever this is here and a problem, we will keep most of our plants in pots.
We headed off to the plant nursery to see what took our fancy. I had some idea of what I wanted the front of our house to look like, so we headed in the cottage garden direction and came home with a few plants ready to go.
We started by preparing the spoil, as best we could in front of our new section at the front and transplanted a row of agapanthas that were orignially there. We were able to divide and have enough to make a new garden at the back of our house too - I will show you that another day.
Next I rummaged through our back shed for a few pieces I had been saving for a 'one day' garden. I grabbed an old chair, some wooden boxes and some tin bath tubs, bucket and watering can. Armed with everything we had for our garden, we set to work.
Firstly, Emily and her Dad planted a yellow gardenia in a new big yellow pot, to place by our door.
We popped some daisies into an old tin bucket (these were my favourites).
We then popped a few more daisies into one of the wooden boxes I had saved. These would have been better planted in the ground but I didn't want the weed to take over them so for now they will stay in pots.
After preparing everything into their pots and containers, it was time to make the little garden display at our 'new' front door. I was really happy with how it all came together and we all love having a front door AND a garden to greet us each time we come in and out of our home.
Since making our garden, we have had a few casualties to some very hot days and we have planted our two May bushes elsewhere in our yard too. All in all, we loved making a garden and really look forward to adding more bits and pieces of the coming months and years too. xx