Every morning, it’s nice to have a cuppa tea in our little courtyard.
I know the photo isn’t much to show… but I’ll be blogging about that table-and-chair set soon.
The small narrow courtyard we have outside the study/kitchen windows is a great place to have intimate outdoor summer gatherings, prepare/store my pots and plants and seedlings and outdoor linen/tableware. I want to fill this space with various comfortable wicker/cane furniture, pot plants and paint the fence an exterior pale green.
I’m a big fan of screened porches because I get very easily bitten by mosquitoes. My in laws have one and I enjoy sitting out there so much more than inside.
I am now looking for a solution to store and organise these needs.
I’ve had this image in my mind since I’ve seen in Martha Stewart and I’ve been trying to think of ways to repurpose a linen press or a kitchen dresser with a small workbench space…
For some stupid inane reason, previous owners planted some very lethal, spiky, ugly palm trees, and left some Birds of Paradise and Kangaroo Paw to overgrow (now they look like monster weeds) in the far corner of the courtyard just outside my living room window.
About four weeks ago we took the long-knifed secatuers to the palms and some other long unruly grass growth. We broke the cheap $2.49 hand saw trying to cut down the 2 thick stumps. (It was only really meant for pruning rose bushes…)
Then last weekend, we broke a spade, a rake and a garden fork trying to dig out those ugly palms. A piece of advice to you out there: Never buy cheap! Buy the best you can afford… it will save you petrol to replace said cheap stuff.
We only got ONE palm stump out. I think the mother in law will need to help :P