Summer love with gorgeous planters
There’s nothing quite like a warm summer night with the heady perfume of blossoms in the air, and is the perfect way of creating a magical, fairy tale atmosphere right at home. From sweet summer stocks to fragrant lavender, it’s really easy to create your own summer-scented wonderland – read on for some simple tips!
Buckets of style
Go full on vintage by re-using old metal buckets as garden planters, or choose a few large galvanized buckets and fill them to the brim with fresh flowers for a cosy, rustic feel. Buckets are handy ways of adding greenery to small garden as they can easily be transformed into self-regulating planters – add plenty of drainage holes in the bottom of the bucket to make sure the moisture balance of your style stays at the optimum level. Buckets can easily be moved around to instantly change the look of your garden, so try using different shapes and sizes with individual plants, for a mis-matched look.
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Shape up for summer
If you’ve got a patio space that’s crying out for some much-needed definition, give it a chic, contemporary look by using planters and potted trees. Unlike smaller potted plants, trees can give a dramatic and bold look, and inject a touch of personality into your outdoor space. Add a pair of romantic myrtle trees to frame a key feature, or cluster them together to create your micro woodland. Myrtles are also perfect for newlyweds as they are symbols of immortal love! With their beautiful white flowers, aromatic leaves and relatively small stature, they are also easy to maintain.
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A Brimful of blossoms
If you love having flowers around the home but don’t like the thought of stuffy, formal arrangements, add a bucket or jar full of sweet blooms to bring in some beautiful fragrance. Choose seasonal flowers for a fresh and vibrant feel – indulgent heaps of lavender need little more to offset them than a simple, gleaming metal container.
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For a lively burst of unexpected colour, go all out with a mix of blooms – hand-pick a riot of different colours and add them to a tall glass jar or neutral coloured container to really let the colours do all the talking. It’s a fantastic way of creating a stunning focal point in a neutral, contemporary space and adds a wonderful touch of summer into your home.
For a more co-ordinated touch, stick to a complementary shades or a single type of flower – stocks or lilacs in soft white or blush pink hues create ideal centrepieces for a table or wedding décor, while creating an extravagant cloud of perfume too.
Now it’s easier than ever to get your summer romance going, with deliveries of bouquets right to your door! Have your favourite flowers hand delivered or send someone an extra thoughtful gift, with local deliveries to Marlow, Slough, Reading, Maidenhead, Bisham, Cookham, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe, Taplow, Burnham, Wooburn Green, Bourne End, Flackwell Heath, Little Marlow, Marlow Bottom or Henley-on-Thames – or even nationally, with deliveries to Addlestone Ashford Ashtead Bagshot Banstead Betchworth Byfleet Camberley Caterham Chertsey Cobham Cranleigh Dorking East Molesey Egham Epsom Esher Farnham Gatwick Godalming Godstone Guildford Haslemere Hindhead Horley Leatherhead Leigh Lightwater Lingfield Oxted Redhill Reigate Ripley Shepperton South Croydon Staines Tadworth Thames Ditton Virginia Water Walton-on-Thames Warlingham West Byfleet West Molesey Weybridge Whyteleafe Windlesham Woking.