My latest obsession is with front gardens. I’m absolutely desperate to get to work on ours in an attempt to make it just that bit prettier. According to the husband, “making the front garden prettier” is fairly low on the priority list at this moment in time, but since when has that stopped me planning?! :)
At the moment it is just boring, nothing wrong with it as such, but not much particularly right about it either. It’s just boring old patio. I’ve recently added a couple of planters either side of the poorch doors (since writing this unfortunatley I have already managed to kill off the beautiful ranunculus flowers). This has just served to prove that I was right in going faux for my window boxes. I’ve replanted my window boxes about 6 times in the last years before giving in and buying these artificial geraniums. I’m so pleased with them, I think they look great. Ok, they’re going to look a little odd when they’re in full bloom in November but for now, I love them!
When we viewed the house we were adamant we would make some changes to the porch, removing the doors and windows but keeping the structure. However, after living here a year I’ve grown quite attached to it – turns out porches are fairly useful. Especially with a dog who likes to try and escape at every opportunity she gets. I’m really torn on this to be honest, which is not like me at all. There’s no denying that it would look better without the door and windows but will we regret taking them out? What do you lovely lot think?
One thing we are absolutely sure on is that we want to remove the rather ugly patio and replace with a victorian style tiled pathway and stones either side, similar to the below image.
I really love the look of a brick wall with railings at the top, but I can’t decide if the look is a bit too ‘grand’ for my house? The hubby thinks it is!
Once the patio is gone and the stones are down I’m imagining an s-shaped border filled with hydrangeas which I just think look gorgeous in a front garden…and just about anywhere really!
I would also really love to replace our front door. I’ve found a great site that sells beautiful reclaimed and reproduction Edwardian and Victorian front doors. I genuinely feel like my life will be better if I have one of these front doors :) Aren’t they just amazing?
For now I’m going to have to make do with a very un-amazing front door and boring patio and keep planning the work in my head! What do you think of my plans? Is the wall with railings a bit over the top for my little house?!