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photo of our garden with vintage floral sun lounger

Our small Pennine garden has woken up – well, started to at least! We’ve been out at the weekend sweeping, potting up seeds, planting strawberries and some colourful annuals.

strawberries growing in our garden colourful annuals in our garden

We have lots of shady corners, so hostas and astilbes do really well.

astilbes growing in pots hostas growing in posts and vintage dolly tubs

Ferns like it here too – we’re really fond of these little ones which self-seed and sprout from the old stone walls.

ferns growing between stone bricks in a wall ferns growing in pots and between stone bricks in a wall

self seeding clover type plant

This is another self seeder. It can take over a bit if left unchecked, but if it’s restricted within pots and cracks between paving it looks wonderful – the bright green leaves and pretty white flowers really lift the shaded areas… and it’s always good to get plants for free!

We have a little project for the summer, renovating this little, old greenhouse which was about to be thrown on the tip. It’s a house in the loosest sense of the word – being only about 4 feet wide. We’ll try not to lose any of its shabby charm, but if it doesn’t get some TLC soon it will fall to pieces.

vintage mini-greenhouse

We love these bits of metalware in the garden – old dolly tubs, buckets and watering cans.

vintage galvanised metal dolly tub large pottery urn

Also the drainpipe hoppers which look lovely when the flowers start to spill over.

old cast iron hoppers being used as plant pots

We’ve got our seating arrangements sorted out, picking up a Victorian cast iron bench over the winter.

Victorian garden bench

Also a more portable 1960s metal & plastic weave chair… and this fab 70s floral lounger.

old dandycord chair vintage 1970s floral sun lounger

The birds are well catered for…

hanging bird feeder full of peanuts stone bird table

Although its about time they started to find their own food now.

We’ve made a good start, but there’s plenty left to do… and Fudge is always happy to supervise proceedings.

Fudge the dog asleep in the garden

It’s nice to be able to sit back and survey work done so far though… and plan the next move from our strategic headquarters.

garden shed

  • Your garden is full of lovely details,I really love it.Great place to sit back and relax.