My patio garden, which is at the front of the house, has been looking very drab and sorry for itself. There were some straggly snap dragons, self seeded saplings (one of the downfalls of living next to the woods) and weeds.
The lilies were stunted, the Christmas tree dying and the bay tree leaves were a funny yellow colour. Throw in rusty patio furniture, gate, BBQ, trunk and Little Pea’s slide et voila a very neglected, sorry looking patio.
As I have fibromyalgia, my lovely mother offered to help bring a little life back into the front. We wanted to create a low maintenance space that I could sit in and enjoy.
I only had two requests – that the patio garden had plants that were drought resistant and perrenial. Yes I know I live in Wales and most of the year it rains but boy, when we get sun, my patio could be somewhere in the mediterranean!
Mum suggested a mixture of perrenials and annuals so there was some colour this year. Armed with soil, gravel, plants and pots she worked all day potting the new plants and reviving the old . A few days later I managed to paint the gate, BBQ, and window sills.
So here is my rejuvenated patio garden after planting….
Here are some pictures after a couple of weeks growing….
I have a few more painting jobs to do trunk, swing seat frame and maybe the wall before it’s finished. But now that the patio is a lovely place to sit, although it has rained nearly almost every day since!
The plants are happy but the kids are not, they liked watering the garden.
Hopefully this weather will clear up so I can get outside again soon. But for now I will leave you with a little burst of sun from my patio garden