Mum turns ‘prison yard’ back garden into a bright and welcoming space for a few quid thanks to B&M buys

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A MUM managed to turn her ‘prison yard’ of a back garden into a bright and colourful space on a tight budget using some B&M bargains. 

The mum said she was sick of staring at the ‘grey jungle’ outside the kitchen window, so she set about transforming it into something welcoming to look at.

The mum turned the tiny yard outside the kitchen into a colourful oasis

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The mum turned the tiny yard outside the kitchen into a colourful oasis Credit: Gardening On A Budget Official

She simply laid down astro turf to cover the drab concrete, put up a trellis with hanging pots from Poundstretcher and added ornaments from B&M.

She shared her transformation to Facebook group Gardening On A Budget Official, where it’s been liked hundreds of times. 

She said: “I know I’m no gardening expert as many of you on here are, and I know my turf isn’t down properly yet but not doing that till the garden pets are gone so anybody with OCD look away now.

“But I was so fed up of having a prison yard outside the kitchen so I’ve transformed it from that grey jungle to this.

She said she was tired of looking at a 'grey jungle' and compared it to a prison yard

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She said she was tired of looking at a ‘grey jungle’ and compared it to a prison yardCredit: Gardening On A Budget Official

“Still a few bits too do but it’s now like a mini 3rd garden and a much nicer view looking down from the boys bedroom window.”

The mum spruced up the sandpit and added flowers everywhere, turning the space into a colorful oasis. 

She added: “The little hanging pots are from poundstretcher at £1 each, the animals was all mainly from b n m, from £5 too £15, windmills and other decorations was bits I already had. 

She added fake grass and hanging flowers to make the space look more inviting

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She added fake grass and hanging flowers to make the space look more inviting Credit: Gardening On A Budget Official

“I’m glad I’ve inspired people with a little space.”

Commenting on her makeover online, one person said: “I love it! You’ve turned a dull area into a fun and vibrant one. Well done!”

Another wrote: “What a cheery happy space!”

She sourced accessories from B&M and Poundstretcher to spruce up the garden

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She sourced accessories from B&M and Poundstretcher to spruce up the gardenCredit: Gardening On A Budget Official

A third said: “Looks great really transformed a small space well done.”

Someone else wrote: “So beautiful!!! Love all the accessories. Little pots hanging and everything else!! Love it.”

While this person added: “Wow it looks amazing and such a difference.”

Hundreds of people have praised her mini makeover online

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Hundreds of people have praised her mini makeover online

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