Pergola ideas – 12 gorgeous garden structures to add style and shade

Pergola ideas – 12 gorgeous garden structures to add style and shade

Looking for easy ways to give your outdoor space extra wow? Then pergola ideas are the way to go. Adding a garden pergola makes a fabulous focal point feature on a patio or deck and is a great way of creating extra garden shade ideas too. Ideal for gardens or outdoor areas that lack structure

White garden ideas: 10 elegant designs full of shape and texture

White garden ideas: 10 elegant designs full of shape and texture

With these white garden ideas you can see what possibilities a monochromatic scheme can offer.  In reality, a white garden is never just white, but includes myriad tones of greens and grey foliage, and various ‘shades’ of white flowers – from pale yellow, ivory, cream, oyster white, greenish white, bluish white, to the very palest

Cottage garden ideas: Pictures, designs, layouts and more

Cottage garden ideas: Pictures, designs, layouts and more

Whether it’s roses tumbling over an arbor, a planter filled with heavenly scented lavender, rustic rattan chairs, or a quirky little bird house for our feathered friends, cottage garden ideas are one of the most popular design choices for outdoor spaces at the moment. A fixture in the top garden trends for the last few

Outdoor wall decor ideas to add personality to your garden

Outdoor wall decor ideas to add personality to your garden

Creating outdoor wall decor can really be a game-changer for your backyard and lift the design in a simple way. A blank wall is a perfect canvas for transformation. With creativity, an ordinary wall can become a beautiful focal point. Having fun with a garden wall is a simple way to provide a small garden with a focal point,

The artist as gardener: ‘I look at my garden as if I’m going to paint it’

The artist as gardener: ‘I look at my garden as if I’m going to paint it’

When Virginia Johnson and her husband Louis Trochatos were property hunting just over a decade ago, she regarded a garden as merely an appendage to a house. Her husband felt the same way. “Neither of us were gardeners,” the clothing designer and artist says. The outside space that came with their Toronto home was just

Pergola ideas – 12 gorgeous garden structures to add style and shade

Courtyard garden ideas – 10 ways to create a hidden paradise

Courtyard garden ideas are often a hidden gem when it comes to garden design. Yes, they might be small, but they can be beautiful suntraps and places  in which to escape. A courtyard garden is often described as ‘a flat space, with walls around it’, which already doesn’t sound like the most inspiring small garden

DIYer turns garden into stunning picnic haven with Poundland and Ikea bargains

DIYer turns garden into stunning picnic haven with Poundland and Ikea bargains

Angelika Garlej wanted to spruce up her backyard so she has somewhere to sit and relax in the summer. We show how her garden looked before and after the makeover Angelika Garlej details her garden makeover ( Image: LatestDeals.co.uk) A DIY fan has explained how she totally transformed her boring backyard into a stunning picnic

Shoffices and pizza ovens linked to a spike in garden fires during lockdown

Shoffices and pizza ovens linked to a spike in garden fires during lockdown

Trendy fire pits and pizza ovens may have raised lockdown fire risks. (Getty Images) Lockdown life has encouraged many of us to transform garden outbuildings into everything from home offices to backyard bars, while the urge to upgrade outdoor spaces meant many invested in fire pits and pizza ovens.  People across the country converting sheds

A living work of art: Creating a thematic garden in your backyard

A living work of art: Creating a thematic garden in your backyard

Breadcrumb Trail Links Life Homes Gardening The varied list of themes to choose from include aquatic, formal, rustic country and even Zen if you like, and you can stretch out the work in stages. Author of the article: Perry Mastrovito  •  Special to the Montreal Gazette A footbridge spans the cascading stream in the Le