Saturday, 18 May 2013

Garden Inspiration

Landscaping your garden can be expensive and time consuming. I've been wanting to update our, frankly rather scruffy, garden for a while now but can't afford a major re-design or renovation  So I've been have a look online at to see if I can get some more economical inspiration. We have quite a large garden and so I want to add some little features that will make it more interesting. It has to be a relaxing space for me and my husband and offer some fun areas for the children to play in too.

One thing I would love in our garden is some water. I think the sound of a fountain is so relaxing and being near water is good for the soul. However a large pond can take a lot of work both to dig and to look after. Also as I have young children there is the safety aspect to think about too as ponds can be dangerous. So, instead I am thinking about getting a water feature. I love these wall mounted ones as they are so pretty and would make a lovely relaxing feature on your patio and turn a plain garden wall into a real talking point.

I also want to create a peaceful corner to sit in so I have been searching for the perfect garden seating. I want something cosy but also very pretty and I think that this arbour seat would be ideal to create a shaded area to sit with a good book and a cup of tea. Add some large comfy cushions from Cath Kidston and you could sit there for hours! As it has a trellis roof you could also grow a climbing plant up the side such as a honeysuckle or clematis which would look fantastic when they flower and make it smell lovely too!

As a final touch it's always lovely to have some garden lighting. It can make an ordinary garden look magical and is great for summer partys and BBQs. You can string up the lights in the trees or along the fence and they can really transform the look and feel of your garden. I like these multicoloured ones as you can also use them for outdoor Christmas lighting so you get really good value for money.

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