All Things Bright & Beautiful

Let me just state from the outset.  I am not a gardener but I do like a nice a garden.  

The garden we have at the moment is mainly concrete slabs but we hope to rectify that once we've decided exactly what it is we want to do with it.  

Hubby wants a huge man shed at one end and I want a country style garden with a trees, grass and decking.

Most of my flowers this year are in pots. The rest are in a small border but they have still done reasonably well.

        Fushia - Sunflower - Crocosmia

        Phlox Paniculata 'Laura' - Helichrysum italicum (Curry Plant) - Oxalis

      Sweet William - Lobelia Starship Scarlet - Begonia Red
      Fushia - Petunia - Begonia Pink

Curry plant is great for ground cover, Phlox and Lobelia grow every year and get bigger each time, Fushia come back year after year and crocosmia is like a weed unless it's kept under control.  Great for a small area you can just leave to it's own devices.  It does die back in winter though and leaves a big blank space in the garden but you can't have everything.


  1. I like lots of pots in a garden, you can move them around and change the look of a flower bed completely. Gardens definitely can be a lot of work, but so lovely to see when everything is in flower.

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that moves their pots around :0)

  2. What a beautiful cheerful variety of flowers you have in your garden. I am also a fan of pots of flowers, which can as Deb says, be moved about, which I do around the perennials.

    1. I just buy plants that I like the look of and hope for the best. There is no set pattern to my planting. It's more a shove it in a hole and hope it grows kind of garden :0)


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