I want my garden to be colourful and fun, so I've purchased some marigold & antirrhinum seeds so I can grow some colourful flowers, as well as coriander (my fave) and rosemary, chillies, parsnips and broad beans. I would love some beautiful patio furniture too but that might have to wait for next payday.
I also bought some sunflower seeds, and I'd love to get my hands on some giant allium seeds because they both grow so tall. I thought it would be an interesting way to make my small garden look bigger. The whimsical size of the alliums, (as modelled by this 80s child wearing a totally on point dungaree/palm tree shirt combo) were apparently an inspiration for some of the imagery in Alice in Wonderland.
One thing Pinterest is GREAT for is gardening tips you otherwise wouldn't have know. You can find out which plants work well when grown together and what veg grows best in containers (a great one for someone like me with no actual garden). I like these two though, how to make a portable greenhouse and starting seeds in eggshells. The mini greenhouse tip is from Garden Therapy, who actually uses a special collapsible greenhouse, but you could also use an umbrella if you couldn't find one of these, if you didn't mind it rusting and possibly not closing up again. The eggshell tip is from many different sources, just Google 'eggshell seed starters' and you'll see a whole bunch. The idea behind it is you can just plant the whole eggshell into your chosen pot and it composts naturally, giving your baby seedlings a nutrient rich start in life!
I have 3 days off over Easter, so I am hoping the weather stays as lovely as it has been so I can get outdoors and get working on creating the perfect, colourful urban garden, so I can throw some amazing summer barbeques!