When we moved here a few years ago, the idea of a small garden (yard) was quite appealing. With my wife, Pat, physically unable to do much work, the idea of an hour or two gardening each week was great. I used to spend15-20 hours on the garden we left.
The plan was simple... cut the lawn!
As time went on we decided a flowerbed down one side of the lawn would add a touch of colour (color).
Then a flowerbed for wild flowers for the bees seemed logical; soon it was naturally seeded from wild Foxgloves and set against the ancient gorse hedge - both native plants.
I'd already built myself a workshop, we thought it would be nice to give an Austrian chalet touch with some pots of red geraniums etc.
Pat thought the geraniums and shrubs looked great so we added 60 geraniums and 20 large potted shrubs in the front garden (no photo).
Pat liked them so much, she asked if we could have some outside the backdoor?
Oh and some herbs (we pronounce the 'h' btw HHherbs)
Oh and some flowers in pots....
Oh, and some roses (yes, that is the Ocean in the background)...