Garden Inspiration for Spring

I love being out in my garden, sitting and relaxing with a book, or enjoying a game of football with Joe. But after a Winter that saw some very cold days, and an awful lot of rain, it is safe to say that my garden entered Spring looking far from its best. It looked tired, messy, the patio was full of weeds, and the plants were non-existent. In addition, the patio was covered in broken plastic clothes pegs which had frozen and cracked, and a wrecked goal post that had seen better days. Work was required.

Broken Goal

Broken Goal and weeds on the patio

Empty and damaged pots

Empty and damaged pots

General view

General view

Ocean Finance have been asking people what they would do to improve their garden or outside space and make it Spring ready. I thought this was definitely a call to action that I should take part in, and so I made a trip to our local Garden Centre, Hollybush, to purchase plants, pots, soil and some solar lights to make a start on the bottom patio. We currently have two patio’s due to the size of our garden, the top has a shed and lots of Joe’s old outdoor toys, both are going to be replaced this year. If you have a smaller garden I love timber decking to create a patio, especially if you have patio doors that lead straight onto the garden. As our garden is totally separate from our house, patio tiles work well, but they are in desperate need of a jetwash, when the weather allows.

The inclement weather also means one of our big garden purchases is still sitting in a box. We got Joe a replacement goal so he could play matches, the hope was to set this up on Saturday afternoon, but the rain poured and poured. Just waiting now for the next dry Saturday to set this up!

But here is what we have been able to do so far.

Fence Planters

Fence Planters

New bed for Blue Irises - all planted and more top soil added

New bed for Blue Irises – all planted and more top soil added

Mini Daffodils, new planters. Large pots ready for min fruit trees.

Mini Daffodils, new planters. Large pots ready for min fruit trees.

So many pots and plants, each with a new Solar light



New Plant Stands too.

New Plant Stands too.



New Garden tools too.




I am so pleased with the overall improvement, a little bit of weeding, getting rid of the rubbish and putting some new plants and pots in the space has made all the difference. I feel totally inspired to get in the garden, with the next step being to add some hanging  baskets to the yard area outside my front door.

So far, so good.

So far, so good.

What improvements are you planning on making to your garden this year – more flowers? New garden furniture? New decking?

Leave me a comment and let me know.


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9 thoughts on “Garden Inspiration for Spring

  1. Looking good there! Will be even better when the green starts coming through ..looks like a great sunny spot to grow some herbs too and some baby lettuce leaves .. just pick and grow!

  2. Wow, quite a turn around and seemingly with minimal effort. I don’t suppose you can be persuaded to have a go at our so-called garden??

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  4. I would love some solar powered garden lightening too. It’s amazing what a little bit of work can do to the overall impression of a garden. I would like to work on the lawn this year, now the boys don’t play football on it I think its time for some tlc.

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