• Set your country garden table with lots of pretty blooms, patterned plates and a relaxed linen tablecloth. To top off your traditional afternoon tea look, choose curvy cane furniture. Pimm’s anyone?
• Use the versatility of climbing plants to soften harsh walls and fences. For flowers, think roses, for perfume, star jasmine.
• If your furniture is contemporary, use timber and other natural materials to add softness to the minimalist lines.