When we first moved here there was a huge concrete slab at one end of the garden. When money and time allowed we had it decked. It stayed like that for a few years. Last year I realised how boring it looked, so I asked Mr Practical to make something out of the deck planks we had left over. He made six beautiful planters for me fill with lavenders and annuals. I have changed all the soil and put the seeds in. The small lavender plants from the greenhouse have also been planted. One of the troughs I use as an alpine planter. It has worked reasonably well although I am a little disappointed. I look forward to showing them to you full of lovely blooms. As you can see it is a damp and misty day in Kent. Yesterday was lovely and sunny and I had dozens of masons bees having fun in my garden.