Perhaps you are a seasoned gardener and know all the ins and outs of how it all works. Or maybe you have never touched a trowel in your life, and are looking for some inspiration about how you can start getting those green-fingers?
Even if you don’t have a garden, some of these ideas can be applied to balconies, communal spaces, or even indoors.
Keep reading to find out more.
Flower pots are perfect for gardens big and small.
They are also the perfect decoration for a balcony or a door step.
Pots are a great way to get started in the gardening game – they are super easy to plant and don’t require you to dig any big holes.
Simply buy an all purpose compost and some gorgeous flowers to put into them.
Hydrangeas, for example, are beautiful and super low maintenance.
Just ask at the garden centre for some advice on the best flowers to choose
Clematis Archway & Fencing
A great way to add some interest to your garden is to grow a clematis plant up your fence, a wall, or over an archway.
Clematis plants come in over three hundred different flowering varieties and look absolutely beautiful.
They are climbing plants, which means they can climb up any fixture with little or no assistance.
They are perfect for covering ugly walls or fence posts.
Create a Path
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A path isn’t just a practical addition to your garden, you can also make it into a true decorative feature.
Brick paths are a fab way to add some extra detail to your outdoor space and look particularly gorgeous in cottage gardens.
Try and source some old reclaimed bricks for a true ‘lived-in’ look.
You could also experiment with stepping stones made of slate or even wooden logs.
Or why not put lots of pebbles side by side for a garden by the beach?
Add Some Lanterns
Lanterns don’t cost very much to buy.
You can get them from many garden centers and online shops.
They are the perfect addition to any summer garden BBQ or party, adding atmosphere, warmth and a focal point to your garden.
You can either put real candles in them or buy battery operated ones if you have little ones or dogs running around.
Pop them around your decking or eating area, or use them to line a path.
Outdoor Fairy Lights
Another great option to team with the lanterns above or to use on their own, outdoor fairy lights really do make any garden look magical.
Use them to line a fence or perhaps drape them over a decked area.
You could even put them around a tree or shrub.
Fairy lights aren’t just for Christmas you know.
Add Some Topiary
Topiary of any form will add some elegance to your garden and automatically make it look incredibly smart and well maintained.
You could go simple by framing your front door with two pots of topiary, as shown in the picture above.
Or you could go bigger and add some much larger and more statement designs throughout your garden.
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