Since we moved into our house almost three years ago, we have tried to spruce up our back garden during the summer months. Our back garden is on two levels and is fully paved so it lacked a lot of softness and character.
This year’s project was to ‘pretty up’ a corner of the garden that was left unsightly after we had our oil tank removed (we got gas in last year). Whilst it was great having more space we didn’t know what to do with the new ugly corner. Two years previously we had covered up an unsightly wall with willow reeds. In amongst the reeds are two rows of white stones and different Asian-style ornaments.
We thought we would stick with our Asian theme so we filled the corner with a selection of large and small white stones. Next we bought grey planters and planted a date palm tree and cordyline plant. Neither of us are particular green fingered so we didn’t want flowers. We choose palm trees and cordyline as they are all-year round plants that don’t need much tending to. To complete the little corner we bought two grey sphere ornaments and then added a few solar powered lights so the area would be subtly illuminated at night. We are really pleased with the final look. What do you think?
In another corner we have this beautiful Asian elephant.
It’s these little additions that make the garden more inviting.
The large planter at the back was bought at Homebase.
The smaller buddha planter was bought at a local garden centre.
The stones and plants are from B&Q.