It truly is the height of summer, you feel that time could stand still for a while as the sun is at it’s highest, balmy days are at their longest and you find moments to just be. Outside really comes into it’s own; time for your outdoor space to work for itself.
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I love using quirky pieces in my garden, I’m an old battered French chair kind of gal but there are so many garden furniture options and varieties out there from modern contemporary styles to retro and vintage to full on living areas whatever your budget or size of plot.
Being able to eat outside is a joy, there are no restrictions to how you choose to do it either, why not dress your table the same as you would if you were entertaining indoors. I can’t think of anything more pleasing than a lazy lunch amongst the flower beds or under the shade of a gravelled area with canopy, perfectly planted with scented climbers and festooned with lighting to take full effect in the evening.
Creating your outdoor space well needs a bit of thought, good garden design really helps make use of your surroundings and makes sure that you use it productively. Planting your herb garden near to the kitchen or outside cooking area, or to the shaded courtyard where on good days you can work outside surrounded by plants in an array of pots. To the sunny spot where the most fragrant of blooms are planted next to the chair where you can relax and read a good book.
Let’s enjoy every moment!