Sorry I haven't been about much in the last couple of weeks, I've popped over to have a read of your blogs, but haven't had time to post or comment on others much.
We live in a modern house with a very small front garden. Several years ago I planted the borders of these with lavender plants and it looked beautiful, the bees loved it and there was a lovely smell as you walked up to the front door. Unfortunately over the years it has got a bit out of hand and my husband, being a complete neat freak, took the hedge trimmer to it. I tried to tell him that if he cut down to the old wood it wouldn't regrow, but he didn't listen so this year our garden was in a sorry state.
So, something had to be done. And it was, this week. Everything dug up, new flagpole cherry trees planted in the middle, alchemilla mollis and new (smaller) lavender bushes planted around the edge. Then filled in with pea shingle. It should be easy to look after and hopefully should soon establish, it's looking a little bare at the moment.
The tubs have been moved from the back garden and have bay trees in them, strung with little white lights, which look really pretty at night. The geraniums that were in there aren't faring well, but I'm waiting til the autumn plants are about, I think I'd like some skimmia plants in there for some winter colour.