Pegging the washing on the line for the first time this year, I glanced around the garden and was shocked. Shocked to see how in disrepair various bits of fencing were, how the shed needed a wood treatment, the amount of weeds that had swamped the flowerbeds over the Autumn and Winter. The bench seats need sanding and varnishing, the hanging baskets need replacing, the bushes need trimming, the bamboo needs hacking down to allow new growth.
I love the promise of Spring, the promise of outdoor play, sunshine and laughter, picnics and barbecues. However with all of that brings the realisation of how much work is needed in a garden to make it look a wonderful haven for a family to play and relax in.
We need to visit a DIY store and buy some fence treatment, we need to find a gardener because my hips can't handle weeding since having The Boy, and we need to find some new pretty and fun things to make the garden look an enticing place to play and stay.
I recently discovered a site called Polyvore which allows users to pull together all the wonderful products that they have found on sites like Out There Interiors, into sets and create a collage of them. This helps to help visualise what a scene might look like. I've been browsing and have found lovely outdoor seats and tables, bamboo plants and bunting, a rug to read books on underneath our twisted willow tree, a beautiful table to set our drinks down on in between ball games.
What would your ideal Spring garden look like?
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