The bad weather that comes with winter is nearly over, which means we’re all looking forward to being back out in the garden and enjoying it again. Planning barbecues, garden parties, or simply just sitting outside in the sun, there’s nothing better than the great outdoors during Summer. If you want to enjoy your garden even more this year then take a look through some of our awesome garden inspiration, guaranteed to get your green fingers twitching.
We’ve all been worried about the decline in the bee population over the last few years, and those who love their garden know how important these misunderstood creatures are. Some of the best garden inspiration for 2014 comes from those who are trying to save the bumblebee, by creating a haven of pollen and nectar in their gardens. This wonderful idea serves two purposes; it will ensure your garden looks brightly coloured and fantastic, as well as giving bees more of a chance at survival. Invest in some plants and flowers that attract bees, and see what a difference you can make in your garden this year.
We cannot get enough of this idea that has been circulating around the web for a little while now. Outside offices are a big thing, and even Microsoft have taken to the trend, with their treehouse office in London. You don’t have to be a corporate giant like Microsoft to have an office outside, as thousands of people take to converting their sheds or outhouses into a workplace. If you don’t have a lot of space outside then you can find futuristic office pods, ready made and ready to slot into your garden. Gone are the days of working in a stuffy office during the warm Summer months, and here’s to working in the garden.
Talking of workplaces, this is another idea that has come from the offices and is now being used in gardens and homes everywhere. A green wall is effectively a wall, or fence; that is completely covered in greenery. First introduced in offices, in order to bring a bit of outside in, these beautiful pieces can now be seen in homes and gardens across the globe. Getting one installed can be quite pricey, but you can make your own using fencing panels and climbing plants.
Upcycled Garden Furniture
Upcycling is huge at the moment, with everyone trying to turn their old furniture into something a bit more appealing. The trend isn’t restricted to just inside the home though, as more people look at upcycling their old garden furniture and accessories. This is an instant way to spruce up your garden, without having to spend a fortune on new furniture. If you have wooden garden furniture that’s looking a bit worse for wear, then sand it down and give it a lick of paint. Pretty much anything in your garden can be turned into something, even old pallets which can be used as flower beds or tables and chairs. Instead of throwing away your old tat, see what you can make from it.
Are your creative juices flowing now? It’s nearly time to put on those gardening gloves and get to it, just wait until this wind and rain die down a bit first.