I am new to this forum, and gardening in general. I am hopefully soon buying a new house, and currently the front is entirely block paved. I only have one car, so I am thinking of turning half the drive back into a garden, maybe using large trough planters for roses to create a pretty border, with maybe something that grows low to the ground that I could potentially park over on the odd occasion (visitors etc).
Here's a pic of the front of the house. The area to the right of the black line is where I'd like to make a nice garden. Thinking, maybe a metal bench, nice under window baskets, some hanging baskets. May had a wooden porch, and might even render the whole house in white/ yellow.
Basically, the house is in a nice, leafy lane, but looks out of place. So want to make it look lovely, but still have parking for 2 cars. So, ideas please! So far, I thought to just have roses, and then rename the house Rose Cottage, just because my wife wants to take our roses with us, and I don't really like the current name!