When we lived in France we took great delight in having pots of colourful geraniums scattered around the courtyard, it was a very French thing to do. Every spring we would visit the local nursery and stock up on plants.
The previous owners of our Lincolnshire bungalow were clearly fans of hanging baskets and numerous rusty old brackets were fixed to the walls at the front and back of the property. These have all been removed now and Paul and I decided we wanted a more understated look as you approach the bungalow. We placed a stand alone bay tree in a large planter by the front entrance and were very pleased with the overall effect. Not a geranium in sight.
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