Getting Your Garden In Shape For Summer

The sun is shining and there’s no better time to get your garden in shape. We know this is often easier said than done and it may be this time next year when you actually get started.  Here are some easy ways to help your garden take shape fast, leaving the more difficult gardening bits until later.

Gardening – Getting Started

Before you start anything make sure you have the right tools for the job. Tools by Sophie Conran for Burgon and Ball complete with gift box are the perfect treat to get you started or a great gift for any garden enthusiast.

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Pots and Planters
Pots and planters are a great way to add instant colour and give an area of your garden a feel that it has had time spent on it. Choose large pots for big impact and smaller pots for bringing colour in different parts of your garden.  Alternatively Choose a coloured or patterned pot and go for something more simple when planting it up to add interest and colour simultaneously.

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Creature Comforts

You may think that making a garden homely and welcoming is all about pretty flowers and pots, but this is just the start. Creating areas for wildlife and encouraging birds into your garden is a great way to give your garden a more homely feel.

We’ve got some great products to help with this very part of making your garden that little bit extra special.

 

Once you’ve got the tools to do the job well, shaped your garden out, chosen the position of your pots and planters and created a haven for wildlife now for the finishing touches.  There’s no better place to start than with somewhere to sit, eat and entertain:

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The remaining finishing touches come in a number of guises depending on your taste and choice. It may be ornamental items such as these:

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Or lighting to offer a particular mood, style and feel.  This can be done with the use of lanterns, fairy lights and candles:

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The-Orchard-Home-and-Gifts-Tealight-Holders-Garden-Decor-2It may even be a mirror to make a space appear larger than it actually is:

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Or a feature clock to compliment a theme or create a focal point:

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It may also be a water feature or something a little more to your taste such as a pizza oven that completes your outdoor retreat.

To view these and our full range of garden accessories, ornaments, decorations and more visit our website www.theorchardhomeandgifts.com