Whether you only have a balcony, rooftop space or a patio, you can easily transform it into a calm, bright and attractive space – that’s ideal for relaxing in by day, and perfect for drinks after dark. Read on for some great tips to unleash your gardening creativity – no matter what size garden you have!
Create an edible garden
Fragrant and healthy, treat yourself to fresh and delicious flavours in your cooking, with a bright patch of herbs and vegetables. You don’t need a spacious plot to grow your own – create a one-pot garden by planting some of your favourite herbs and vegetables together in a large bucket or trough. Add a sweet and whimsical touch with customised stamped copper markers (due in end of May) to keep your plants organised and stylish.
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If you’re boxed into a tight corner, don’t be dismayed. Instead – use those walls and rails to maximum effect. Wonderfully quirky and cute moss letters are ideal for bringing a personalised feel, and work brilliantly for parties and special occasions. Made of real moss, these will have a natural organic finish, so will look lovely hung from the wall or a rail, with twine loop.(Due in stock end of May £20 per hand-made letter)
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Create a floral wonderland with a brilliantly creative idea that provides a great way of using space. Tie clear glass bottles filled with small bunches of flowers from an overhanging rail. To keep the look feeling fresh and fun, go for a mis-matched, thrown together feel – try a variety of flowers of different colours and types to add an instant burst of colour. Or if you’d prefer to keep everything at ground level, a cluster of bottles and vases look wonderfully elegant gathered together – divide up a large bouquet to create an artistic display for your garden.
Night time magic
While the sun can make even the tiniest space feel like a warm and cosy idyll by day, the evenings need a little more effort. Clever use of lighting can make a massive difference – so choose your lights and position them well to make maximum impact. Candlelight is ideal for creating an instantly romantic and relaxed feel, casting soft, flickering shadows over a table. Amp up the drama by placing lights against a wall, with a potted plant, to break up the light and create a natural leafy pattern.
Blur the boundaries
A small, boxed in garden or courtyard can feel cramped when it’s surrounded by walls, so use the space you have to create the illusion of something bigger. Take away the impact of imposing walls with pretty climbers that will add greenness without taking away valuable space. Keep things simple to avoid making your garden feel cluttered – instead, add subtle decorative touches that add personality – dainty love birds look sweet perched on the edge of a small table, while vintage-style rusted letters add a uniquely charming touch.
Have a beautiful bouquet delivered to your door wherever you are, from High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Buckinghamshire and Henley-on-Thames to Marlow, so you can get a head start with creating that dream garden space with the Flower Studio. National delivery is also available now including Richmond, London, Uxbridge, Kew, Brighton, Croydon and Maidstone.