View from my friend Desiree’s Back Door

How exciting that Celi’s challenge extended all the way to my dear friends back door.

My friend Des sent me the pictures of what she did after being inspired by my post and utilising her birthday gifts to create the most inspiring view outside her back door.  The results are absolutely stunning!

I love the zink baths.  I think Des planted herbs and vegies in the baths – a modern take on raised beds.  So clever!

Des backdoor 1

How awesome are these angled pots.  To create this, all you need to do is drop a metal pole into the ground and drop the potters on – couldn’t be easier.  Who knew the holes at the bottom of potters would have more than just a drainage function.  Think I may try this for a few of my favourite herbs.  Thanks for this fantastic idea Des.

Des backdoor 2

Des knows how I love my tea and I love these giant tea cups and saucers equally as much!  Think I am going to have to hunt a few down for my garden too.

Des backdoor 3

Des, thank you for sharing what you did outside your back door.  Ican’t wait to see your view in person on my next trip to Johannesburg. 🙂 xo


52 thoughts on “View from my friend Desiree’s Back Door

  1. Hi Mands, thanks for the mention on your blog and thanks all for the lovely comments. I had so much fun doing this. This area used to have the washing line and a horrible creeper that was home to spiders and other creepy crawlies. Now it’s and area that I love spending time in and it’s become my “workshop”. I plant seeds and transplant them all in preparation for spring. The galvanised bins are home to spring onions, spinach and bean seeds…the entire family is involved in the watering, planting and composting that is part of this “workshop”. The gift that keeps on giving….

  2. Oh what fun. Your friend has such a playful take on gardening,and such a perfect space for all those containers. I love those pots too, I will try that! Thank you Desiree. and Thank you so much Mandy for the shout out, you are right it was a lovely surprise! have a great day.. c

  3. I love the angled pots! We have pots with plants all over and around our house. What a great and eyecatching way to add more! 🙂

    • Woohoo, always a celebration being spider free John, well for you and me anyway. These angled pots are such a hit – love being able to share new and fun ideas. Have an awesome weekend. 🙂 xo

  4. Absolutely fantastic! I love the tubs but that idea of using the pole w/the clay pots is so creative. I am definitely going to do that myself. Hmmm, now that I think of it, I do believe Niki’s got a great big tea cup somewhere stored up in my attic. She hasn’t claimed it in over a year so I might make good use of that too. What a creative friend you have & thank you for sharing those great ideas.

    • Ooo, I cannot wait to see what you plant in the giant tea cup when you find it Diane. It’s lovely being able to share new and fun ideas that other people enjoy too. Have a fabulous day. 🙂 xo

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