Most of us love the Impressionists. We adore the moods they create within their paintings and the dazzling colours they often employ. I remember going to Paris when I was sixteen and we went to all the art galleries which had Monet paintings.
Are you staring at a blank wall? Or two blank walls, or three – or even four? If these walls are in a garden (any outdoor space for that matter) or a shop, an office or a hotel, then read on. Living Walls are a trend that is here to stay.
How can you enhance your garden? How can you add drama to it? How can you even extend your ‘living space’ out from your home and into your garden? How can you create an outdoor oasis for family and friends? The answer to all these questions is lighting.
The simple truth is that the majority of us live in a city where space is at a premium, outdoor space even more so, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to have a beautiful outdoor garden to enjoy. Here are some design ideas to start or incorporate into your small urban garden space that will maximize your slice of nature and give you endless hours of pleasure.
Lots of us like to use our garden for a bit of alfresco dining – whether we like something hot from the grill or a selection of cool mezes. It conjures up images of piles of scrumptious food, colourful drinks – and the kids playing happily together while everyone relaxes.
Hurrah - we’re nearly at the end of winter, in fact the Met office says spring begins on 1st of March so I’m counting it as spring already. During those dark days of winter, I bet the only bit of your garden you used regularly was the space between the...
Bringing the outside in has been a long standing interior decorating phrase for many years, it is all about linking your outside space with your indoor areas to create a harmonious flow. Today however we are going to explore how to literally bring the...
The garden may not seem like the place to explore trends – after all, you can’t really make plants grow faster or differently just because you want them to! But there are garden trends, often to do with elements from fashion and interior design that are transformed to outdoor spaces and here are a few of them for 2017.
January may not seem like the best time of year to be doing anything in the garden. Cold days, the possibility of ice and snow and the lack of daylight hours can make you want to stay inside all snug and warm. But once you are outside there is something a...
If you’ve ever fancied having a go at making a Christmas wreath for your front door, follow our easy guide to achieving a lovely, natural wreath. It won’t cost you much, the kids can help too – and you’ll have something no-one else has got!