Garden Style Ideas

If you’re looking for inspiration when planning a re-design or re-theme of your garden, check out some of our style guides below. We’ve got you covered from country-based themes to style guides for certain spaces like balconies or rooftop gardens.

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12 Best Bedding Plants for a Colourful Garden

Most bedding plants are a breeze to grow and care for. You can grow blocks of similar-hued bedding plants in clusters or mix and match different plants for colour, texture, and pattern.

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Are Flower Pot Heaters Safe or Dangerous?

There are many online videos and tutorials detailing ways to heat your space in an emergency using tealight candles and a flower pot.
This article will explain the dangers of flower pot heaters and why you should think twice before using them.

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9 Ideas to Brighten Up a Dull Winter Garden

The long winter months can make your garden look a little dull, but with a bit of planning and some work, you can transform it into a bright and cheerful place that you’ll enjoy spending time in.

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Patio Design and Flower Pot Ideas

Our patios are created as an area to sit and relax outside in summer and enjoy as much greenery as possible. Let’s look at some patio designs from around the world to inspire you.

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10 Rose Arch Ideas: Which Roses Are Best for Archways?

Adding a rose arch to your garden can bring colour and fragrance, but that’s not all. A blooming archway creates a striking feature that you can place by a walkway, over a gate, against a wall or above a seating area.

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12 Winter Flowering Plants for Pots: Lively Winter Colours

Here are 12 fabulous winter flowering plants for pots that will offer valuable colour in your chilly winter garden. All are hardy and manage to continue growing while we snuggle up next to the fire.

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Winter and Autumn Bedding Plants Guide (14 Best Plants)

Why let your flower beds fade into forgetfulness after the end of summer? You can add colour and interest with autumn and winter bedding plants.

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15 Rose Garden Ideas to Enchant and Inspire You

While roses attract plenty of attention, even when planted among other flowers, taking a little time to plan their arrangement can bring out the very best in them. Think rose arches, rose pillars, rose-covered walls, and rosebush trees.

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7 Hardy Winter Flowering Climbers That Survive Winter

If you’re thinking of adding some climbing plants to your garden, why not add some that will burst into bloom in the colder months? There are several flowering climbers that will bring heavenly scents and vivid colour to your winter garden.

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Top 10 Autumn Flowering Perennials To Liven Up Your Garden

Are you thinking of adding some autumn flowering perennials to liven up your garden? In this article, we will look at 10 flowering perennials to bring you joy every autumn.

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12 Best Plants For an Autumn Garden

Are you looking for some plants that will keep your garden looking colourful far into autumn? If this is your goal, you might consider a few ornamental plants that prefer to flower late in the season.

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12 Winter Flowering Plants For A Vivid Garden

Would you like to brighten up your dull winter garden? By planting winter bloomers, you should be able to create a vivid winter garden in no time.

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14 Red Climbing Plants With Vivid Red Autumn Leaves

Autumn can be a wonderful time for colour in the garden. Here are 14 of my favourite red autumn climbing plants and a recipe that you can make from one of them.

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14 Best Plants for Winter Hanging Baskets (Growing Tips)

Hanging baskets are often thought of as bright summer accessories. Let’s take a look at 14 of the best plants for a beautiful winter hanging basket:

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15 Autumn Container Garden Ideas

Containers of all kinds are a great way to introduce more plant life to your autumn garden. You can plant many cold-hardy flowers and plants, from asters to winter lettuce and herbs.

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10 Plants to Paint Your Dull Winter Garden With Vibrant Colours

The depths of winter can be a gloomy time for the garden. We’re here to help you inject some much-needed colour into your outdoor space with our pick of the best plants for a winter garden.

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14 Stunning Autumn Flowering Plants for a Vibrant Garden

When the leaves start to fall and your once bright summer perennials come to the end of their natural lives, it can be tricky to keep your garden looking bright and welcoming. Here’s our pick of the best flowers for an autumn garden.

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10 Deck Planter Box Ideas to Liven up Your Dull Decking

Are you thinking of decorating your decking with a few planters? In this article, we’ll look at some deck planter box ideas to spruce up your outdoor space.

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11 Planter Box Planting Ideas

Thinking of getting a planter box for your home or garden? There’s so much you can do with one that you might feel a bit overwhelmed. To help you out, take a look at our creative planter box planting ideas and bring your planter to life.

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10 Best Urban Planter Boxes for a Modern Gardening Space

Whether you’ve got an understated urban garden, a compact courtyard or a bijoux balcony, we’ve rounded up some of the very best urban planter boxes to suit your space and your budget.

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8 Best Herb Planter Boxes to Buy

If you fancy planting up a herb box for your kitchen windowsill or creating an outdoor herb planter garden, we’ve rounded up some of the best herb planter boxes.

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5 Simple Hanging Planter Box Ideas

Are you thinking of hanging some planter boxes to liven up your home or garden? Here are a few fun hanging planter box ideas to get you started.

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12 Balcony Planter Box Ideas to Inspire You

There are many ways to turn a balcony into a magnificent garden oasis. Here are a few balcony planter box ideas to get you started.

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8 Flower Box Ideas to Spice Up Your Garden

Flower boxes are ideal for creating impressive bursts of colour. If you want to add some colour to your house or garden, take a look at these flower box ideas.

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Raised Beds Vs Container Gardening Vs In-Ground: What’s Best?

Which type of layout will suit your garden best? Each choice has its own pros and cons. Learn more about garden layouts and how to plan a successful garden.

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Where Did Trellis Originate?

Trellis is a support we use for climbing plants such as vines and roses and its use dates back centuries. Let’s take a look at trellis round the world… 

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Amazing Reclaimed & Upcycled Garden Ideas

A beautiful garden doesn’t have to be expensive – in fact, we’re here to show you how a bit vision can result in a unique garden for next-to-nothing.

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20 Stylish & Practical Garden Office Ideas

Restore your work-life balance with an outdoor workspace – check out these stylish and practical garden office ideas to inspire you!

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6 Minimalist Garden Ideas to Design a Simplistic Garden

These minimalist garden ideas provide inspiration to make any outdoor space more practical, stylish and relaxing to be in.

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The 10 Best Vegetables for Container Gardening

Check out our list of the 10 easiest, most rewarding and all-round best vegetables for container gardening.

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The 10 Best Plants for Container Gardens

Starting a container garden? Here are my top 10 best plants for container gardens, pots and planters.

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Wisteria Hysteria: Growing an Instagram-Worthy Garden

Are you suffering from #WisteriaHysteria? Learn more about this beautiful plant and find inspiration for growing it in your own garden.

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16 Fairy Garden Ideas for a Whimsical Outdoors Wonderland

Amazing fairy garden ideas for creating your own fairy garden indoors or outdoors.

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Common Garden Insects in the UK: Good and Bad Bugs

Let’s take a look at how your garden maintenance can interact with insects, and how to balance the good and bad bugs in your little slice of nature.

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11 Awesome Garden Treehouse Ideas for You (and Your Kids)

When you’re a kid, there’s nothing more exciting than owning a treehouse. It’s your one true sanctuary to let imagination run wild with toys, books, games and friends.

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18 Garden Bar Ideas to DIY Outdoors & Bring The PUB To You!

A summer in lockdown has produced a slew of blog posts and photo feeds from people sharing their garden bar ideas and taking the initiative to make them a reality.

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13 Tiki Garden Ideas for a Tropical Themed Backyard Design

Although Tiki style is based on a fantasy, there are lots of real ways you can bring it into your garden design.

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15 Italian Style Garden Ideas for a Romantic Courtyard

Dramatic. Opulent. Romantic. Three of many reasons why you might be inspired by the stunning gardens of Italy, and why you could want to emulate their beauty in your own home.

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29 Unique Garden Mural Ideas for Outdoor Walls & Fences

If you love the idea of painting a mural in your garden but aren’t quite sure where to start, take a look at these amazing designs to inspire you.

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21 Japanese Garden Ideas: Plants and Features to Find Your Zen

Japanese garden ideas aim to emphasise the beauty of nature, even in small gardens, through careful landscaping choices and precise arrangements.

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10 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas with Tips and Easy Herbs to Grow

Try our easy indoor herb garden ideas to discover how simple, satisfying (and delicious) growing your own ingredients can be!

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Indoor Garden Ideas: Growing Tips and Top 10 Plants

It’s amazing how flowers or even just a little bit of green decor can improve the ambience of a room.

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Hanging Basket Tips for a Perfect Basket of Blooms

Hanging baskets are a beautiful way to add colour and interest to your garden, especially if you’re short on space.

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20 Garden Kitchen Ideas For The Perfect Outdoor Cooking Area

If you’re serious about hosting and love to cook in different environments, there’s really no comparison for the perks that an al fresco kitchen can bring.

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16 Vintage Garden Decor Ideas: Upcycle Glamour to a Garden

Vintage decor is becoming a popular way to give gardens a unique charm, and transforming your garden into a dreamy, rustic space is simpler than you might think.

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Spanish Themed Garden Ideas: Turn Your Garden into a Sizzling Iberian Sanctuary

Spanish gardens are made for lounging, enjoying weekend lunches with friends and family, and catching up during “sobremesa” or after-meal socials.

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Keep Calm and Carry On: British Themed Garden Ideas

In this post, we’ve curated the quintessential features from UK garden culture to come up with a list of classic, British themed garden ideas.

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15 Roof Garden Ideas to Design Your City Escape From Chaos

Capitalising on your rooftop garden’s excellent privacy, spectacular views, or unsheltered rain and sun are all pathways to transforming a tricky space into something exceptional.

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Garden to Table: Kitchen Garden Ideas for Your Home

When it comes to gardening, there’s not much that’s more satisfying than taking something you’ve grown and bringing it in to eat.

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14 Christmas Garden Ideas For Festive Outdoor Decoration

As winter sets in (and I finally cave and turn my heating on), I thought I’d share some Christmas garden ideas here on the blog.