Today was a good day for breakthroughs with perfect weather for getting things done. You know those ideas that only seem obvious after you thought of them?
Well, I’ve looking for something as a focal point for the top of the steps since January 2017 when we arrived, and yet only now thought of putting a garden ornament there. As I only actually have one garden ornament, a large brass flower windmill, in hindsight it’s bleeding obvious to position it at the top of the steps as a focal point.
When it catches the wind, it really goes!
My lovely husband got it for me as a birthday pressie a few years ago, and it’s been on display around the garden, but only found it’s optimal spot today.
As did these things…
This snap shows some of my vintage nick-nacks, in the garden room. The bronze jug was a gift from my mum, the red vase is from the Frome flea market, and the tiny bronze vase with sedum, buddliea and lily came from a charity shop. Behind them, the willow trellis supports nasturtiums, which are conveniently placed for the kitchen door, as they make a lovely salad.
Rearranging a couple of plants, to group together those with similar foliage, improved the look of this corner.
Finally, I grabbed a couple of apples and some white-currants, to make our bangers tasty.
Today was a very good day…
As always, I hope that your plans and plants are coming along nicely.