Our garden rooms are intended to offer a clear and unspoilt view of your outdoor space, allowing you to enjoy your surroundings all year round from the comfort of your home. Even if you're an experienced gardener who has managed to design an attractive and inviting space, there is always room for a few extra accessories to give it some added charm.
Here are some beautiful and unusual decorative outdoor items that we found online, to lend you some inspiration for improving your garden in the new year.
Temerity Jones Swan Planters
This set of three planters make a delightfully kitsch addition to your garden, reminding you of peaceful lakeside walks and picnics. The fact that they come in a trio also offers you a range of arrangement options, whether you wish to display them together or separately.
Teapot Birds Nest
One of the best parts about observing your garden is seeing the variety of wildlife which comes and goes with the seasons. This means that it's always a good idea to introduce feeding and nesting solutions to your space, in order to encourage more bird and insect activity in your garden. This delightful teapot nest is an unusual take on the traditional wooden nesting box, offering a great solution for those looking to create the ideal 'English country garden'.
Provence Plant Stand
This stunning, grey plant stand is perfect for those who are looking to inject a rustic French garden vibe into their space. The best part is that it can be used both outdoors and indoors, so it would look just as good inside your garden room as a pretty yet practical home for all your house plants.
Alert Hare Ornament
This metal-look hare is a clever and eye-catching way to introduce more natural elements to your garden, even if you're sadly not fortunate enough to receive many real garden visitors. Thanks to the weather and frost resistant properties of the material, your ornament is also sure to retain it's visual impact year after year.
Ground Rainbow Bubbles
These whimsical garden accessories will make you feel as if you've stepped into the fairytale garden of your childhood dreams! Producing an enchanting 'bubble' effect, these colourful orbs are perfect for adding a hint of wonder to pathways and water features.
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August has arrived once again! (Time really does fly, doesn't it?) This means that you've only got about a month of summer left to enjoy - if you haven't spent any quality time in the garden yet, now's the time to get moving!
Here are few ways in which you can get more from your garden before autumn rears its dismal head:
- Plant some flowers. Planting is a very rewarding outdoor activity, and if you want your outdoor space to be pretty and colourful through autumn and winter, now is the time to act. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea recommends planting lilies and colchiums (also known as autumn crocus and naked lady) in August; additionally, if you want to try your hand at growing vegetables, this time of year is good for planting spinach, carrots, lettuces, and turnips.
- Make time for dinner. Outdoor dining is a luxury that we aren't often afforded here in the UK, so if you do find yourself free on a rare sunny evening, be sure to take advantage of it!
- Play with the kids. If you have children, be sure to enjoy some outdoor time spent running around with them before the weather takes a turn for the worse. We know how difficult it can be to pull them away from their screens, but if they miss out on the sunny summer fun, they'll regret it just as much as you!
- Do nothing. The garden is a great place to relax, and if you can find the time, it's always nice to just lounge in a deck chair (or, better yet, a sun lounger) and do nothing at all. Just sit back, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and chill out - you've earned it!
Of course, if you want to continue enjoying your garden after summer ends, a SunSpace
could be a great investment for you. Our garden rooms greatly extend the period during which you can enjoy your garden - more information here