Use these clever tricks to turn your bare, messy gar­den into a thing of beauty...

Star Courier (Surrey & Hants) - - FRONT PAGE -

of is­sues by us­ing clever and cre­ative light­ing.

The ul­ti­mate for me is what I think of as fair­ground lights – bare bulbs set along a length of ca­ble, draped over your ter­race space.

The warm white or se­lec­tion of coloured bulbs cre­ate an in­stant wel­com­ing at­mos­phere.

If that’s a bit of a stretch, try out­door can­dles, es­pe­cially those that give out the de­li­cious scent of cit­ronella as these will keep the midges away.

Sim­ple can­dles or night lights in jam jars hung from trees make great cheap gar­den light­ing so­lu­tions too.

Also, plant some nights­cented stock for that sen­sory ex­tra magic.

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