This is a favorite spot of ours to sit and have tea on a winter's afternoon. It catches the westerly afternoon sun.
The little table is made from a clay plant pot, faux finished with a glass top and holds my collection of fossilized sharks teeth and a variety of other beach flotsam.
It is a pleasant place to sit and listen to the fountain bubbling to itself.
In the same garden is another favorite place. Sheltered from the north wind and facing south we often eat lunch out here on sunny winter days when we are at home.
I heard an interesting statistic the other day while listening to BBC radio 4, Gardeners' Question Time. They were talking about the increase in profits made by garden centers. However, most of the money spent is on garden furniture, ornaments and barbecues. Now I know this is England but I think it is probably true in most of our garden centers too. I certainly have noticed they are selling more in the way of pots, furniture and decorations for the garden.