Posted: 04/07/2014 at 23:04
Thats another sketch - explains a little better. You pretty much hit the nail on the head. Its just me and my girlfriend, we both work and will mainly be using it after work. So I put the seats and table in the top right (yes west facing I think - I'm not very good at putting directions into words) I do also like to sit out there in the morning before work if I get the chance, but I dont mind sitting on the step. I'm mainly interested in growing flowers - I particularly like things that self seed and go a bit mad. so at the moment i'm going for foxgloves, nasturtiums, poppies, some sunflowers that self seeded in a pot I had, I have some harebells that look quite nice with the foxgloves, and some lilies in pots. Oh there are quite a lot of aquilegia self seeding all over the garden already so i guess i'll include them too. There are a few nettles knocking about in the corners which I dont mind too much - since I heard they are good for butterflies and bees and such. I'd quite like some buddleia (dont know how to spell that one) at some point too, but thats another bridge to cross.
The big green blob in the top left are some bushes that I think are the boundary to next door's garden, the brown patch next to that I would quite like to try growing something like carrots - just a little bit of veg to give it a go really. I'd like to put some climbers around the fences on trellis or something, maybe a fan trained tree at some point if i'm feeling brave haha. the rest are just pretty much flower boarders.
the grey bit at the bottom of both is like a raised concrete patio thing i guess. maybe its there in the second photo.
I am loving the house so far thanks! it still hasn't really sunk in!
Maintenance wise, i dont mind if it takes a fair bit of looking after, The more excuses I have to spend time out there the better really haha!