This was the front of my house, when I bought it more than ten years ago.
There was a lovely Canadian maple growing over the front of the house, but it grew from a neighbours house, and unfortunately they cut it down.
(Sorry about the poor quality of the photos, I don't have a scanner, so they are photos of photos !).
I didn't like the ugly black box hiding the gas metre, or the grass, or the non-evergreen plants, that I knew nothing about.
Up till then I hadn't even owned a house plant !
So we (me and the previous old geezer) changed it
to this -
A pretty patio, with lots of blue plants, delphiniums, clematis, lobelia, felicia, and some Mediterranean style plants, a parlour palm and cordyline. I also painted the gas box to match the bricks !
And we changed the door to this -
I drew up the design and we knew someone who did stained glass, but it was the previous old geezer's very
good idea, to have all the door furniture chromed.
As my lovely blogger friends know, when I moved back here recently, I took a picture of my little old house.
But I couldn't wait to fill up my window boxes, and put some pot plants out.
The gas box has faded somewhat, so I need to paint it again; and the plants have grown somewhat !
And I had great fun, cleaning up the patio with a jet spray last week (a present from the usual place).
|Jet spray fun|
I would love to buy a whole lot more plants, and I have an old dustbin I'd like to use, but all in good time.
I also love the view of my garden from the living room.
And I'm really enjoying going to garden centres again, learning about plants again, and remembering all their names.
And nothing much is happening inside, because I'm working on the back garden now.
At least for once, here in the UK, the weather is great !
|Before and after - almost the same view !|
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