Monday, 11 June 2018

Bright!

House beautification continues, this weekend we got some small but significant projects finished. We started off the weekend with a trip to East Lancs for some home and garden inspiration, we came back with a car full of it!


I did a little primp of the porch while Dan hung the pictures we had framed at Easter. My woodblock print looks gorgeous clad in yellow aluminium. 


The main focus of the weekend was to get on with what we are rather grandly calling the courtyard, really it's a bit of paving behind the garage that tends to be filled with junk. Now it's our new eating area, it's not finished yet, but the planters are filled and we are just after a few things to make it more pretty. Our garden isn't large, so we don't want any wasted space. 


Dan really wanted grasses, so we chose some that will eventually screen the compost bins to the left, then picked up a couple of small acers to section it off a little more. It's not the cheapest project we've ever done, but as Dan was so engaged with it I was happy to make it happen. 

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  1. It looks fab. Sometimes you've just got to spend some money to get a result that you like. Definitely worth the expenditure in my opinion. Looks very sophisticated.

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    1. Thank you so much. You're right, sometimes what you want costs money. The rest of the garden has been done on such a budget, picking things up here and there that it's nice to just get something done pretty much in one go.

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  2. Lovely! It looks very stylish indeed.

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    1. Thank you, it's a nice use of such a sunny area.

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  4. It all looks so lovely. The courtyard area is gorgeous. A great place to sit out. X

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    1. Thank you, it's nice to have a sunny area that's tucked out of the way.

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  5. It looks wonderful, such a pretty area and indeed looking like a courtyard. Love the planters, very effective.

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  6. Lovely area in your and I love grasses too. It looks like a really sunny spot and private too.

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    1. It looks so different now, it's good to have a quick project with instant impact.

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  7. I think your courtyard looks superb and from the looks of it, is quite a sun trap. The planters are lovely. xx

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    1. Thank you, it gets lots of sun in the afternoon so it's ideal.

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  8. Since everything will come back and get larger the money spent could be considered over the years... So really not very spendy at all.

    It looks like a lovely area to have a coffee or a meal.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks Jackie, you're right, it seemed like a lot of money at the time, but as nothing will have to be added or replaced year by year the cost will even out.

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