The first area is the collection of pots on the gravel area outside my back door. This is how it looked at the end of August:
And here it is at the end of September:
The other area is really 2 areas, one behind the other. They are the bare spaces where we removed all the Vinca major. One is at the eastern end of my front garden:
It has a honeysuckle on an arch at the far end and 2 roses, 'Mr Lincoln' to the left of the tree stump and the Delbard rose 'Henri Matisse' which is just a few short sticks to the left of the hose. The clump of green spikes is Iris unguicularis. The rest is a blank, dirty canvas. I want this spot to peak in late summer, as most of the front garden flowers in spring. I think I'm going to go for a low tapestry effect and jewel colours, but I haven't worked out the details yet. It gets half sun in summer, which seems to be enough for these roses.
The other area in need of help is just behind this one and consists of a path with concrete steps and a narrow garden bed behind them. This is the path to my front door, and it has been through several incarnations, but I've never been really happy with it. The air conditioner doesn't help.
You can see there's still Vinca under the steps, but it is going! I want to hide the steps from the front and also hide the air conditioner. I want a climbing rose on the wall. Apart from that, I'm open to suggestions. This area only gets morning sun in summer, and none at all directly behind the steps. I'd be grateful for any ideas.
So my first End of Month View is a bit depressing, but it is spring and anything is possible.