It's that time of year again. After refusing to set foot in the garden since about last October, the last few days of sunshine encouraged me to take a peek out the back and see how things were faring. I have to admit, despite the bikes, pots, yellow buckets and various tools, the garden doesn't look nearly as bad as it has in previous years, so all that is needed is a quick tidy up, some weeding and some organising of garden furniture. I have some peppers, chilli's and tomato plants on my kitchen window cills and seeds for coriander (cilantro), lettuce, raddish and beans waiting to be sown insh'Allah. Oh and the strawberries are back with a vengeance with their mission to take over the garden. Mint usually does the same, but haven't been over to have a look yet.
This year I am thinking pretty lanterns, bright flowers, windchimes and pretty, bright ornaments to brighten up our little garden and make it a sanctuary. Mother-in-law should be here this summer insh'Allah and hubby is crazy about the barbeque since he bought it last year. Just a little inspiration:
Doesn't hurt to daydream. Found that the rhododendron had flowered anyway, which is a nice little bit of encouragement and eye-candy for now: