Winter has a way of making things in the garden look they’ve been abandoned, like this garden planter which has been completely taken over by weeds.
When spring finally arrives it’s time to get out in the garden and get everything back into some kind of order. I started by emptying the planter and giving it a bit of a scrub to clean it up a bit.
Then came the fun bit... filling it with garden mix and a few flowering plants. I chose Pansies, Lobelias and Sweet Williams. I bought them before they’d started flowering as they were cheaper to buy that way, which meant I didn’t know what colours I was going to get until they started flowering.
I probably wouldn’t have chosen pinks and purples if I had the choice but I reckon I probably couldn’t have chosen the colours any better.
It’s amazing how a bit of colour can brighten up your day.
The way it turned out the colours tied in nicely with the orchids which I moved from their storage area, to brighten up the front of the house.