Love Your Garden - a stunning, low maintenance garden
We are wanting our spaces to work even harder. They need to serve as a place to relax, to dine, to grow your own (yes, we all started to grow carrots) and even have an extra room in the guise of a summerhouse, shed or home office.
No wonder the appetite for garden renovation shows is soaring, as they provide a fabulous place for inspiration.
The second special episode in Series 11 of ITV’s Love Your Garden proved to be the shot in the arm we all needed.
This time the dream team shared tips on how to create a formal pond from scratch, screening solutions for unsightly spots in the garden, and revealed how to mark out a perfectly oval lawn.
The garden designed for Richard and his wife Lynette looked stunning and was also incredibly low maintenance…..let’s be honest we all want one like that!
We were thrilled to be able to support this makeover with our paint.
So, what went where?
The summerhouse was painted in Royal Exterior Winter Sky. This grey plaster/pink colour was perfectly complimented inside with Somerset Blue, also from the Royal Exterior range. Even the little coffee table was matching. The colours were so nice and worked so well together we would not mind wearing them!! Positioned in front of the formal pond, you can imagine whiling away many hours watching the dragon flies hover and the fish swim. Very zen!
One of the biggest trends over the last two years is for Pergola’s. These formal structures help to create definition and shape in a garden, perfect for a formal dining area or an outside sofa with a rug. The pergola in this Wiltshire garden was painted in Royal Exterior Slate Grey and formed the perfect backdrop to the table and chairs. The mirror added a focal point to the back of the structure and helped give the impression of more space.
Pergola painted in Royal Exterior Slate Grey
Grow your own. Last year the whole country seemed to be growing something. There was something immensely satisfying a picking your own home-grown tomatoes. The raised bed created by the Love Your Garden team was perfect for planting without breaking your back. It was also painted in Royal Exterior Slate Grey to tie in with the scheme.
Raised Bed painted in Royal Exterior Slate Grey
The garden was simple but so effective.
Roll on Autumn when this Love Your Garden series starts properly, we know there are fabulous colour combinations coming up to get us all inspired.
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