Less than two weeks til the clocks change! I always get so antsy this time of year, can never just enjoy it for what it is, I'm always impatient for light evenings, warm sun and Spring Proper. Especially this year, in a new house with a garden - I just can't wait to get out there and use it, my head is full of garden based daydreams involving pot luck suppers and tea lights and herb beds and after work card games with a glass of wine (my favourite).
It's only a very little garden as you can see, but all the months spent waiting to complete on the house were spent obsessively researching courtyard spaces (I needed something to occupy my mind given how long it all takes!) so I have a lot of ideas.
I particularly like the whitewashed walls in these gardens from Ikea Live, they really brighten up the enclosed space - the back wall of ours is already whitewashed so we're halfway there, I'm hoping to do the others too. And have lots of bright pots like the bottom picture - opposite the kitchen window so I can look at them when I wash up.
Roll on British Summer Time!