Garden Colours That Are in Season Right Now

Garden Colours That Are in Season Right Now

As outdoor paint manufacturers expand their colour palettes it can be difficult to decide on a colour scheme for the garden. Some people like the furniture and accessories to be bright and noticeable while others prefer a more subdued, classic look which allows the flowers to take centre stage. Whatever your taste, you’ll find some inspiration from colours in season this year in our quick look list.

Greys …

Lamp Room Grey and Elephant’s Breath are Farrow and Ball shades that have become very popular over the last 12 months. They are ideal for properties in conservation areas as they allow building to blend neatly into the surroundings. These colours are also great for those who love a subdued minimalistic look. Along with garden furniture they are also popular for exterior woodwork such as windowsills and fascias.

grey garden colours

Blue Hues …

Blue is a very popular colour for the garden as there are few plants that flower with this hue, cornflowers and pansies being an exception. A blue backdrop can look exquisite when paired with the yellow of an Arthur Bell floribunda rose or the striking blood red of an open poppy. For a subtler colour, many choose lavender or duck egg blue, which are blues with a hint of the grey mentioned above. For a more striking appearance, sky blue blends with the vista on a warm summers day and brings sunshine to the garden no matter what the weather.

blue hues  look great for novelty coolers

Limes and Lemons …

Ikea has made limes fashionable again and while it’s often see adorning children’s furniture; lime is a great colour for a garden. It can be paired with other bright colours such as lemon to really add a playful theme and there are a lot of garden furniture paint manufacturers who sell this shade. Lime can be a great backdrop for red and blue flowers adding a contrast that’s striking. If you like green but are not fond of lime, sage green is also very fashionable in the garden this year and can add a country cottage feel.

limes and lemons make striking garden colors

Pastels …

All pastels are in season in the garden, especially for painting garden furniture. Pastel pinks, blues, greens and creams add a subtle hint of colour to any garden. You can also buy garden parasols to compliment the colours you use while a range of garden furniture can be transformed with the use of outdoor cushions.

Essentially, the colours you choose for your garden depend on your taste alone. As long as the colours make you smile, it really doesn’t matter what’s in season or not.

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Jobs to Do in the Garden in March

Jobs to Do in the Garden in March

March is a wonderful time to get out in the garden. The snowdrops are beginning to fade and the daffodils have begun to poke through. You may see a riot of colour in the form of tulips and roses will be beginning to bud. A lot of plants that lay dormant over the winter months will now be waking up and the promise of a garden full of interest awaits.

There are a lot of jobs to do in the garden in March, here are a few to get you started. Of course some depend on where you are in the UK, as the south will be a few degrees warmer than the North.

Move Plants and Trees …

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If you didn’t get round to moving plants and trees in autumn, now is the time to do it before they start to blossom.

Prepare the Vegetable Patch …

You’ll soon be planting a lot of fruit and veg in the veggie patch. March is the best month to prepare as the ground shouldn’t be frozen and weeds have yet to make an appearance. Hire a rotivator to make the job easier or get fit using a lot of elbow grease. Your hard work will pay off when you harvest your own produce in the summer or autumn.

Plant vegetables …

Peas, carrots, parsnips, Kale, cabbages, broad beans can all be planted outside now. You can also start off many fruits and vegetables inside, to get them ready to plant out once the risk of frost has gone.

Get Ready for Outdoor Entertaining …

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If you’ve not already enjoyed an unseasonably warm day outside it is on its way.

March is the month when we do venture outside to enjoy the occasional coffee on a morning. There’s little worse than taking a perch on last year’s garden furniture only to find it wet, soggy, rusting and rotting. Treat yourself to some new garden furniture this month to get ready for the inevitable outdoor entertaining.

Trim Roses and Dead Wood …

As the new shoots take root, you’ll notice a lot of dead wood, branches and spears from plants that have died back over the winter. Now is the time to trim these back and to give the new shoots light to flourish.

Dust Off Old Furniture …

If you have a collection of good quality garden furniture, now is the time to dust this off and to give it a wash ready for the summer. You can revamp old garden furniture by painting it or treating it with oil, while you can paint metal furniture using outdoor metallic spray paints or hammerite.

March is one of our favourite months of the year in the garden as it holds so much promise.

What to look for in a quality Conservatory Suite …

What to look for in a quality Conservatory Suite …

In the lead up to Christmas – and even in the weeks after the seasonal festivities – many people decide to change their conservatory suite.

It has become a bit of a consumer trend, for want of a better phrase, as people use the festive season as an excuse for a bit of a change going into the New Year.

As you may well know we have a huge range of conservatory furniture and much of our time both online and in our Showroom is spent in promoting this to prospective buyers at this time of year.

And, as we’re sure you already know the choice out there is staggering so the final decision is, more often than not, around the price and the quality of the conservatory suite you’re buying.

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Garden Structures – plan now for 2018!

Garden Structures – plan now for 2018!

Garden structures can transform a garden in an instant while making the most of your outdoor space. The right garden structure can turn your garden into an additional room, an extension of your home.

But like any project around the home it is essential to get the planning right before you proceed as there are a number of factors to consider here.

How do you choose the right garden structure for your garden? What do you need to consider before buying a shed, gazebo, pagoda or log cabin? Here are some tips and advice on choosing the right garden building for your home.

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