We have been working on a lot of our garden, but haven't paid too much attention to our undercover entertaining area.
When we moved in we plonked some existing pots in the corner and that was about it. Shortly after we bought a couple of hanging pots at a church fete and hoped they would survive the winter.......they did.....bonus!
This area has been annoying us and recently Mick decided it was time to do something about it. He's being toying with the idea of a water feature for some time, but hasn't been able to decide what he wanted to do.
We trawled through Pinterest ideas of gardens, looked at what we had around the place and formulated a plan.
Firstly decide on the shape and area.
Then, to make a water feature.
This was created from three flower pots that the previous owner had left in a corner of the garden. A bucket was placed in the bottom pot, after sealing the drain hole, a small pump installed and a mesh frame made to sit the second pot on. Another frame was made to sit in the second pot and finally a mesh top in the top pot. Thread a pipe up the middle and attache a small fountain fitting. Cover the frames with decorative stones and see how it goes. Not bad. Certainly a lot cheaper than buying a water feature.
Next, build a galvanised sheet pan for everything to sit in, keep it tidy and prevent damp.
Then find more pots in the back of the garden and pot them up with shade loving plants.
Fill the gaps up with stone and all done.
We're rather pleased with how it has turned out for a budget makeover. The plants were by far the most expensive part of the whole exercise.
Now we need to turn our attention to the other end of this area, but that will have to wait until we get some spare time.