Simple Spring Styling Ideas for the Garden

If like us you are itching to get into the garden but the recent cold snap has had you racing back indoors, there are a few things you can do now to improve the look of your outside space.

Make a Feature of the Patio

Rectangle Printed Emblem Cushion £12.99, Herringbone Throw £29.99, Rattan lantern £16.99, Various Herbs £3.99 or 3 for £10, all Dobbies Garden Centres  (Wire basket – stylists own)

Rectangle Printed Emblem Cushion £12.99, Herringbone Throw £29.99, Rattan lantern £16.99, Various Herbs £3.99 or 3 for £10, all Dobbies Garden Centres

(Wire basket – stylists own)

It may be too cold to sit outside yet but you can still make the patio look a welcoming space. It’s the spot you can see from your backdoor and windows so there’s no excuse for not tidying it up. A few potted herbs will survive the cold temperatures and be handy for when you are rustling up an Easter feast in the kitchen. Add a few cushions and a throw and you never know, you may venture outside after all.

Plant Up a Spring Box

Sempervivum (Houseleeks) £2.49 5 For £10; Various Succulents £2.49 5 For £10 all Dobbies Garden Centres

Sempervivum (Houseleeks) £2.49 5 For £10; Various Succulents £2.49 5 For £10 all Dobbies Garden Centres

A simple wooden box planted up with spring bulbs and succulents will provide a lovely, colourful feature that will catch the eye. Place it where you will see it from the house to get the biggest impact, and if frost threatens you can easily move it to a more sheltered spot.

Make a Feature of your Entrance

Rattan lantern £16.99, Carex Everest £8.99 (2 For £15 2ltr Pot), all Dobbies Garden Centres

Rattan lantern £16.99, Carex Everest £8.99 (2 For £15 2ltr Pot), all Dobbies Garden Centres

A porch or covered entrance will provide enough shelter for a few hardy potted plants. Add a few storm lanterns to the arrangement and you will have a stunning display to welcome guests over the holiday period.

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