Remember, your outside space is your sanctuary, away from day to day stresses and life pressures – whether you have a small balcony, back garden or a park nearby. Here are my top five things to help to relax and reflect.
Introduce a house plant or two to your indoor space. They look great and help improve air quality and looking after them gives a real sense of achievement.
Have a go at growing your own plants. It gives you a sense of purpose and achievement from the results. Who wouldn’t want to pick and smell their home-grown sweet peas, or taste their own runner beans?
Weeding and pruning is a great form of physical exercise, boosting your mood and you can instantly see progress. Everyone loves having their hair cut; plants are no exception!
Add some colour to your outside space using annuals. The addition of patio pots, hanging baskets or balcony planters will brighten any area and make you smile.
Encouraging wildlife in to your garden will improve your personal environment and you can listen to bird song or watch butterflies and bees flying by.