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June 27, 2021


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Your tiny garden is lovely Lucy. You have already packed a lot into the space and the new lounger is great. Hope you get time to enjoy it as much as you want in the next few months.


Such an inspiring post, Lucy! I'm planning to move back to Cornwall from France (haven't seen the family for two years now...), and know I won't be able to afford much of a garden, if anything at all (I have a big one here), but seeing how lovely you have made your little courtyard has cheered me up no end, thank you! (And no, I didn't keep up with the exercise videos you recommended, I'm afraid...).


Very pretty area Lucy. It looks like the neighbour has some pretty pots too, in the last picture? Does it get nicely competitive and colourful along the row?

Lynn Dee Butler

Love your garden. A beautiful splash of color and sunshine. Sigh! You did great! I think the lounger is perfect for the space. I love how it’s nestled in with your plants and flowers. It looks private. Enjoy!

Robin A.

Love your backyard makeover!

Katherine Brown

How lovely is that. I'm quite envious!


You can’t imagine how I love your backyard since I first saw it in one of your posts, all your plants and flowers. You made me learn this word. I needed to see this space today full of colours. Thank you,

mirjam houweling

Hi Lucy. I loved reading your post and seeing all the changes. When you said you are still looking for chairs, I thought of our chairs. They have the perfect mix of lounge and seating quality (though perhaps not for tall people but we are a tiny lot). And it has perfect armrests for a cuppa and book. And ofcourse, last but not least. They come in lovely colours. I found a english seller (as I am holland bases but the chairs look very similar). They seem out of stock on this page but it will give you an idea. Theyhttps://www.therange.co.uk/outdoor-living/garden-furniture/garden-chairs/dolomiti-garden-chair/

Jo Edge

Your yard looks lovely,so colourful, there are downsides to having a large garden too,it's such a lot of work even if it's mostly grass and trees but the privacy is nice, our old house just had a yard and we attached trellis to the walls for more privacy with yellow climbing roses.

Susan Mason

how about a little astro turf on the concrete Lucy, or a couple of outdoor rugs?


Wow! Lucy such a pretty courtyard garden. I really love the choice of flowers you’ve used, such gorgeous colours, and I bet it does catch the warmth of the sun beautifully. I absolutely love the smell of sweet peas but the naughty slugs and snails think they are a particular delicacy and keep eating them!🙄😂 Still I keep trying! Thank you for such a lovely post and enjoy your sun lounger. Take care love and hugs Becki xx


Hi Lucy, Luv it. Would like to come visit your garden, and sit with a cuppa and have a crochet time together. My garden is a glass balcony off the living room, so I just fill it with pots and pots of color, a couple of chairs and small tables voila, and there it is. Pretty simple. I used to have huge gardens and orchards and enjoyed them tremendously, but now my wee balcony suits me just fine. We are having a heatwave 41 (105) here on Vancouver Island...unusual and record breaking. It should pass in a few days and get back to more norms. Everyone out and about looking to be oceanside. Could those be magic beans?! LOL Hugs, MO

Michelle West

Awesome job Lucy. Looks cozy and inviting.


What a lovely little haven. Well done Lucy.

Nora McGrann

Looks a wonderful oasis Lucy...
All your gorgeous colourful plants, blankets make it very inviting....just shows your ability at making your place special....Enjoy!!

Charlotte Pountney

Your lovely bright blankets, potted flowers and a bit of sunshine, turn your back yard into a Mediterranean heaven! Who needs to fight through airports, when you can enjoy a good coffee in a spot like that?


I love this Lucy. It looks so good and I am so thrilled with the lounger. I am not surprised you are thrilled with the pots

Gillian Greenshields

Some hanging bird feeders up suitably high would keep them safe from your cat but bring some wildlife in. I love watching my birds (and I have a cat)

Gillian Greenshields

Trellis and climbing plants would give you instant privacy and added height. Or bamboo in pots.


It’s lovely to see your blooming plants. What a peaceful, pleasant spot to sit and read or crochet or have a coffee or an adult beverage. It looks like things are growing and blooming very fast. Thanks for sharing.


Such a gorgeous and inspiring post! We too have been putting in some new plants (and weeding). I love spring and summer so much! I am turning my attention to my back porch, which had been sadly neglected for much too long. I am sewing some curtains for the windows, and still have 2 more to finish. I love reading your posts - they are a bright spot of color in my day. Thanks so much!

Sylvia Hildebrandt

Nicely done, Lucy. A perfect little spot. Your plantings are thriving.


wonderful slice of heaven!

Anne Agar-krill

Wow you certainly know how to turn a small space into a little haven.Great job and a very enjoyable read! Thank you.

Linda Rattie

What a wonderful post! I really enjoyed looking at all the pics. As for your gate…I have seen some people using real looking (dare I say it) plastic vines and weaving them through the wires . They actually look quite good and gives lots more privacy. You have done wonders with your tiny space and you should be pleased with yourself😀👍 I live in Canada and have gardens all around the house and yard. As I am getting older…I have resorted to just having bushes in most of the gardens and use lots of pots with flowers across the front of the house. I can sit on the front porch and enjoy the pots, without the bending and weeding that took up so much time in the previous years. Thanks for sharing the update…keep them coming😀😀

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