With people spending more time outdoors in their gardens this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to start a vegetable plot or design a new flower bed.
There’s still time to plant lots of vegetables, including carrot and salad seeds for summer crops, or broccoli seeds for autumn harvesting. You can also pick up seedlings such as beans and tomatoes from your local garden centre. If you don’t have an area of the garden suitable for a vegetable plot, or you prefer a raised bed, how about one of our handmade garden planters.
If summer plants bursting with colour and texture are more what you have in mind, create a beautiful new flower bed edged with timber sleepers. You could go for the cottage garden look, with an informal jumble of foxgloves, hollyhocks, delphiniums, lupins and lavender, perhaps with some sweet scented roses and honeysuckle climbing up your trellis. Or perhaps a more architectural garden is your style: careful planting of striking hostas, agapanthus or succulents would look stunning in a garden planter.
I hope we’ve inspired you with a few ideas for your DIY garden project – with a bit of time and care, your garden ideas will be coming into bloom in no time. Don’t forget to finish off your look with a neat garden shed, picnic table or wooden bench.