I've just done something a little bit Ground Force. Thankfully it didn't involve painting trellis a frightening shade of lavender, installing a water feature or forgetting to don a bra. Instead I put up a mirror.
It was one I found when clearing out our shed and I thought it might be a welcome addition to Oscar's garden. After all, if there's one thing my son loves it's the chance to practice his mournful expression.
The task itself was easy - rub down the old paintwork and then recoat in an exterior wood paint (I used Farrow & Ball's Mouse's Back - mainly because I had some left over but also because it's less offensive than Ground Force Lavender). I then attached 19mm mirror hanging glass plates in brass which I screwed into the frame and then into the bricks using rawlplugs and brass screws.
The finished mirror does a good job at breaking up the wall in Oscar's garden and, from a distance, looks a little like a window (although admittedly one into a scary world peopled by small waving children and past-their-best scarecrows).