Update on my garden. Al last something is starting to happen. The wall is painted using a cement based paint with a green pigment. Looks a hundred times better than the white peeling paint from before.
I planted a border of small violets and started with the ground cover to fill the space between the stepping stones. Next step is the flowerbed below the wall. I am thinking of just planting lavender. Will give it some more thought.
The face of a guilty dog who decided to play with a tube of red oil paint!!