A while back we decided to do something about the concrete jungle that was our front garden. The previous home owners had a requirement for lots of car parking and had tarmac'd the whole front. We ripped up the whole section under the front bay window and are going to order our new turf this week - I will post some images once we get it all done.
Also, we had a flooding issue out front, as the tarmac was too high so the rain water ran into the porch, so we added a step - I think you will agree John made a great job of the tiles - not bad for an accountant ! With a coat of black paint on the door and a new door plaque, we are almost there.
So today I finally got around to planting up my hanging baskets (well, the front garden ones so far). I decided on cast iron baskets with an assortment of plants - hopefully I will remember to water them and they flourish.
We have quite a large porch so I added a wall-mounted half-moon basket there also, just to add some detail on the brickwork.
I don't particularly enjoy gardening, but we can't see the point of spending money on someone coming in to do it - we're not Posh and Becks after all :) - so we do make an effort to keep it all looking nice.
Of course, no post about the garden would be complete without the cats ! They were out enjoying the sunshine for most of the afternoon. They are house cats, so they are heavily supervised when out in the back garden - they get used to being told off (gently) when they go to wander off somewhere they are not allowed :)
This is Tig getting a little bit curious ...
And Tom as aloof as ever !
Then a bottle of beer to end the day - perfect ! (Other beer makes are available ...)
A quick shot of some flowers already starting to bloom in the garden - not being a gardener, I have no idea what they are - but they are tiny, there are lots of them and they are very pretty :)
And some of the leftover blooms for the hanging baskets - I really must get that compost and plant up the rear garden pots before this lot die !