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