“Upcycling is fun and good for the environment”
new dimension to the garden when the sun goes down.
“Creating a beautiful garden doesn’t have to cost lots of money,” says Barbara, who credits bargain shops for many of her finds. “Upcycling is fun and good for the environment, too.”
Opening the garden in aid of the National Gardens Scheme has proved a wholly enjoyable experience for Barbara and she’s greatly enjoyed sharing her great ideas with visitors.
“I want to encourage people to have a go and push their boundaries,” she says. “What have they got to lose?”
Install a strip of trellis attached to long posts above a border to support climbing roses and clematis. It will also obscure structures lying behind it, such as a greenhouse
Turn a post into a feature by adding a cracked-glass-effect solar light and a watering can thermometer
Grow hebes for glorious splashes of colour. This Hebe ‘Midsummer Beauty’, positioned next to a lily, is a big hit with butterflies