I don't have a big garden space.
At the front we have about 15' x 15' ground cover low growng conifers, ferns, hostas, Pink Japanese Anenome. Little soil to see and what there is, is covered with draining membrane and bark chippings. There is a bird bath.
The front door has a 3' pink flowering fuschia shrub in a pot and a nicely shaped conifer in a pot.
At the back it is all patio flagged. Two very large planters have red climbing roses on the garage wall, with garden peas growing through them. There are 3 quite large fruit trees (2 apple and 1 plum). The trees have 'things of interest' hanging all year round, coloured glass set in lead, etc. There are 6 hanging baskets with flowers, and one hanging tumbler tomato plant.
And a big hosta in a pot at the back door. Lots of ivy on walls. There is an all year wooden bench and once the garden table and chairs are out it's like an outdoor room, certainly no space to kick a ball about except for the driveway. Practically everything is growing on a wall or hanging.
I potted up the baskets myself and my garden is pretty much set up for the summer.
This week I was given a gift of £50 vouchers for our beautiful local garden centre. If I didn't already have my baskets I'd probably buy their much more advanced flowering hanging baskets. The sound of water is bliss to me but there isn't much space and they are very expensive.
I have rambled on a bit, sorry.
We could of course have several lunches and there is a home and gift section with throws, kitchenware, chutneys, jams.
But before it just goes in dribs and drabs I wondered would anyone have any ideas for something a little different that would be within the £50 budget. Has anyone got something in or for their garden that they just love to bits.
Thank you for sticking with me this far
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