These photos were actually taken a few weeks ago, and everything has flourished even more since then!
I have also fulfilled a life long ambition and bought myself a hydrangea for the patio - it's just coming into flower now - I literally cannot wait :)
Last month I also gave the front garden fence a good spruce. We already had the paint in the garage, so with a bit of sanding just to give it something to grip to, and it scrubbed up really well. Hopefully it's got a good few more years in it yet. Our neighbour also dug out all the gravel which was a weed patch and put some concrete in - much better.