Finding inspiration for your garden
Are you at a loss with what to do in your garden this year? Let us help you get some ideas and inspirations together to get sparks flying! Whether you're starting with a blank canvas, or wanting to make smaller changes to your outside space, we're here to give you lots of help and advice.
Small changes for big impacts
If you're not looking to spend a lot of time and money on your garden, you can still make a big difference by making small changes. Consider adding a few new planted up containers or large pots. We have lots of inspiration in our stores, with containers filled with seasonal displays and bedding terrace arrangements.
Have you thought about adding a few new statement plants into your border? Perhaps a beautifully scented Rose, a climbing Clematis or structural shrubs. Adding a few new plants can make a big impact on a flower border. Think about adding height to the garden, climbing Honeysuckle and climbing Roses look fantastic when trained up trellis or archways.
Creating a new entertaining space
Do you make the most of your outdoor space? The last 2 years have shown us all quite how much we value our home and our gardens. Our gardens have become more important than ever, for both a positive focus, exercise and a way to gather with friends and family. Creating an entertaining space outside doesn't have to be difficult, and can be an instant success. Do you have a patio? An area of grass or decking? Why not add a new garden furniture set. From smaller 2 seat bistro set to large dining sets with added fire pits, we have all you need to create a welcoming entertaining area. Consider adding garden lights, both on the ground and suspended. How about a new Barbecue? Perfect for creating the ultimate outdoor dining area!
Making a wildlife pond
The addition of a water feature or a pond will create a tranquil and calming element to your garden. Making a wildlife pond will encourage lots garden creatures in your space. Place stones and tall plants around the edge of the pond to allow safe hiding spaces for frogs and other pond dwelling animals.
When you visit show gardens, National Trust gardens and other private gardens, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the scale. Remember, a pond does not have to be big enough to swim in! You can use something as small as a washing up bowl, and garden visitors will make use of it. You will soon see a whole host of wildlife enjoying the water. Instead, take inspiration from the plants that you see, and the surrounding of the pond. Are there certain flowers you like, perhaps you like the idea of adding a Water Lily or Reeds? Visit our Aquatic centres to start your wildlife pond, and for lots of tips and advice.
Working with the garden
So much of gardening is determined by the type of garden you have. Is it a wet and damp garden? Is it filled with bright sunshine all day? Is it very exposed or a sheltered courtyard? Working with the type of garden will inform what you can achieve. Look at alpine gardens, woodland gardens, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens; we can help you fulfil your dream garden with our huge range of plants and outdoor accessories.