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Hope Springs Eternal…

Have you got a spring in your step for what’s to come??

Now that the clocks have gone forward the lighter nights and mornings bring warmer weather, and we can see the spring bulbs bursting through. As the word spring suggests, the start of it all to come, the spring bulbs give the garden that beautiful pop of colour we have all so missed.

This time of year, is so exciting.

Thinking about your garden as another room in your house, the possibilities are endless. Whatever the size of your plot, consider creating different areas using screens and planting to divide your space and then dress them! If you are looking for inspiration, then the best place to start is Instagram - check out Small_Magical Garden

Time to plan your plot!

When planning your plot, you need to think about how you use the garden and create zones the same way you would in an open plan home. If Vintage is your style, then extend that to the garden using decorative salvage pieces.

Dining alfresco - do you love entertaining in your garden on warm evenings? Adorn your weathered up table and chairs and dress it with candles and gorgeous pieces of wood for serving. If you are looking for inspiration check out this great article from Gardening Etc.

Screening - use galvanised troughs to plant grasses to give you a natural screen. BBC Gardeners World from the 20th March 2022 had a great segment called Arit's Spring Container where she talks about adding colour at this time of year using galvanised planters to bring a touch of spring on even the greyest day. Check out the That Vintage Place fabulous collection of garden items

Reflections – If you have a small garden then use mirrors to create the feeling of space. Do you have a favourite section of your garden? Could you place a mirror to reflect this?

Decorate - use decorative salvage pieces to add structure and height in flower beds. Think outside the box - I use salvaged metal chairs to use as plant supports (just remove the seat) or insert a planter - they’re fabulous as you can move them around! Or use an old shovel as garden trellis - They look great.

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