Posted: 16/07/2012 at 22:00
Lots of good idea's given, I'd be inclined to get rid of the post, growing plants up it is a good adea but if you dig the soil up from around the post you'll eventually come to a ball of concrete, push it over and bury it in a rasied bed to the side, only you who will ever know it's there.
Lift the flags and extend the patio area to allow for table and chairs. After land scaping the garden you'll want to sit back with Jess and enjoy it, what better way than having tea in the garden on a warm sunny evening and surveying all the hard work with Jess playing on the lawn. Any spare flags can be used to create a path. Children love drawing on them with chalks and rain washes it all away.
The brick wall would look good with trellis and climbing plants. If putting up a trellis, baton it to the wall to allow plants to weave themselves behind the trellis. Aldi do a bag of 3 climbers for £5, not sure when but me thinks it's about September/October time.
Next I'd paint the fence it's a personnal choice, colour but I'd go for the darker browns, it doesn't date and once the plants start to grow colour won't matter.