Ugly new garden
I am moving at the end of March to a slightly bigger house with a bit bigger garden (still on the small side but not pretty like my present one - (see photo) I am buying from an elderly couple and the back garden is functional rather than aesthetically pleasing (he grew some veg in rectangular beds and there is a rectangular brick fish pond painted in a maroon colour) To the side there is a concrete path which goes up in about four steps to the rear of the garden. The whole thing is fairly hideous and I plan to gravel most of it with some containers, shrub borders and lose the fish pond. Any suggestions regarding the concrete path to make it more attractive? I can't afford to replace it with brick or tiles as the house needs work inside and I have a limited budget. My friends in France have a stepped gravel path edged with timber to prevent the stones washing away which is quite nice, however this seems rather labour intensive (I am fairly fit but retired so there are limits as to what I can physically tackle!)
The pond is just out of shot, higher up the garden but the path is visible. The end of the brick 'shed' to the left of the brown door, will be going and so will the wheelie bins (a pet hate!)
any other suggestions, short of bombing it, would be welcome!
Apologies for the length of this post!