A beach theme in Cardiff

A love of surfing led to the idea of a beach theme for this neglected back garden in Cardiff.

Decking, driftwood, pebbles and grasses all contribute to the beach feel, while the ugly, but useful, block storage building at the bottom of the garden was painted white to create a backdrop.

There is room for a few vegetables to be grown among the other plants and a bed of woodland plants was formed in the shade of the large, existing privet hedge.

The wildlife soon found this little urban oasis!