The backyard was terribly neglected and so small and narrow that planting anything there was quite a challenge – but the ever-popular pallets were the answer. First I had to clean and paint the unsightly wall – even though it was supposed to be hidden behind the pallets I could not stand the thought it would be still there, covered in mold and god knows what. A dab of the same white paint on the timber supports for the wicker panels seemed to be a good idea as well. Then the pallets were cleaned, sanded, some plastic was used as the lining (the cheapest white shower curtain from Argos was perfect for this purpose).
(also, one pallet was left unused so it ended up as shoe rack at home)
Then the window sill caught my eye demanding attention and it got stripped and repainted. Clematis in the corner got a new cover of spray-painted willow trelis. Two buckets of Dulux Weathershield later (and one final trip to B&Q to get the plants, herbs and flowers) – and the backyard was presentable again.