Nowadays it is looking a little more like this....
Look how pretty it is! We've just hung up solar-powered fairy lights and lanterns in the corner which look so lovely lit up at night. The plan is to get deckchairs for this corner, but we've pretty much missed the good weather (oops). Loads of pots line the decking, including a big pot of basil, mint & coriander, and a homemade sweet pea frame in the corner.
My mini greenhouse is AMAZING, hardly takes up any room and has been home to a few happy tomato plants this summer.
Sorry for the bright photo - it was hard trying to fit everything in! The plants in the main flower bed have all sprawled out and have been flowering all summer. In the corner I have planted a cherry blossom tree, but it is struggling from transplant shock (oh no!) and is shedding leaves. I don't know what to do except keep watering it loads - please don't die, tree!
I've been on a mission to attract birds to the garden all summer and it is finally working (hooray!).There's a blue tit that keeps popping in, and the other week there was a hoard of great tits (note to other naive folk: google image searching for "great tits" isn't a good idea. Doh).
Vegetables are growing too (although super super slowly as the weather has been so rubbish). We've got tomatoes, loads of lettuce, carrots, a few peppers, a courgette plant and spring onions on the go. I'm not sure how much longer they'll go before it starts to get too cold... I'm just experimenting to see what happens.
& it is full of flowers. I wanted the garden to be a really colourful fun space. One that cheered me up everytime I looked out, that had lots of personality and was a fun place to sit in. I think it's well on its way.
I'm so pleased with it!