Love your out­door space

Bay News - - GARDENING -

with out­door fur­ni­ture set­tings, planted pots and con­tain­ers, colour­ful out­door rugs , fire­places and of course the ever pop­u­lar bar­be­cue.

If you are want­ing to give your out­door place a spruce up for sum­mer how about choos­ing some out­door pots and plant­ing them up.

It is easy to make a some­what ster­ile space feel aw­hole lot more loved with colour­ful planted con­tain­ers.

Re­mem­ber the ver­ti­cal as­pect too.

Hang­ing bas­kets are gor­geous for giv­ing some much needed colour.

Fuch­sias are great for the shade and petu­nias, lo­belias and many of the lovely new sea­son peren­ni­als are ideal for hang­ing bas­kets.

You can even plant up your herbs and edi­ble flow­ers into these and use them to gar­nish the evening meal with, which you have just cooked on your new bar­be­cue.

With the cook­ing un­der con­trol you can fo­cus on the whole space be­com­ing a cen­tre for en­ter­tain­ment es­pe­cially through the­warmer months.

Good place­ment of planted pots and com­fort­able fur­ni­ture set­tings will en­sure that you and your fam­ily make the­most out of the out­door liv­ing space.

It is all about mak­ing a cosy, com­fort­able, handy and prac­ti­cal space to use, so if your out­door liv­ing space is a lit­tle tired look­ing.

Get to it— plant up some pots, shout your­self a new bar­be­cue and sit back in a comfy seat!

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Space can be bright­ened up with colour­ful flow­ers in con­tain­ers.

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