Patio gardens - 10 ideas
Perk up a plain patio
Bring some cheer to a small patio with just a few key buys.
Even if you’re faced with bare brick walls and paving, it needn’t cost a fortune. Start with a basic wooden bench — if yours is looking shabby, try revamping it with a fresh coat of outdoor paint — then pretty it up with a couple of floral cushions.
Make up for a lack of natural greenery with your own container garden. Fill a couple of large ceramic planters with flowering hydrangeas for colour, brighten up window sills with herbs grown in window boxes and then fill in any bare wall space with a couple of hanging baskets.
Find a range of garden planters at Dotcomgiftshop
Chosen by Ideal Home
Photograph by Oliver Gordon