We picked out a range of flowers in lots of bright colours, sticking to a theme of purple, yellow, red and white, and we've also since had some hanging baskets made, grown lots of herbs and even some strawberries! It's all starting to come together nicely, slowly but surely.
I know it's hardly the work of Charlie Dimmock and Alan Titchmarsh (anybody else used to love a bit of Ground Force back in the day?) but it's definitely a start. We're hoping to pick up even more plants to add to the beds, get some gravel to lay down for a seating area, and hunt down the perfect table and chairs. When we get back off holiday we're going to spend some more time making the garden up exactly how we want to, then we can do some entertaining before Summer disappears!
If you've got any tips for maintaining a small garden like ours or have any ideas of where to buy affordable yet fabulous garden furniture then I'd love to hear! We're complete novices at this whole gardening malarkey, but hopefully we'll have a little sanctuary to enjoy at some point this Summer.
What are your favourite flowers?