I love the idea of having a lovely garden to spend those warm summer evenings in drinking wine with my friends and family. I also love the idea of having warm summer evenings, as we’ve been going through winter for about 3 years now, I’m starting to forget what the sun even looks like. I think because we have such crap weather, it seems a bit pointless to spend time and money on a garden that you might get to use once a year if you’re lucky.
There are some features I’d love my own garden to have though. At the moment it’s concrete/brick. That’s alright because it’s dead easy to maintain. But in the future, I would like something a little prettier.
Grow your own.
I love the idea of having a little vegetable patch and growing herbs and spices. Carrots, potatoes, cucumbers. Even an apple tree if we had space. We eat lots of fruit and vegetables so it would save us lots of money. As well as having that feeling that this is homegrown.
A water feature.
My aunt and uncle have always had a pond and I’ve always been jealous. It’s a big pond. They’ve got fish in it and they’ve grown to be real big fish. They have a little feature that trickles water down and it makes such a lovely, peaceful sound. They’ve had to cover it with mesh to stop the fish from being taken by birds though! This also makes it a bit more child-friendly as I have many cousins and they have even more children.
Add a bit of heat.
A source of heat is much needed in our country! It doesn’t matter if you’ve had a day that’s hot by British standards, it still gets chilly in the evening. Fire pits and chimeneas are a must if you want to enjoy summer evenings in comfort.
Swings aren’t just for kids, look on the outdoor living or garden furniture section of any home website to find chair swings or hanging chairs for adults. You can get three seaters, two seaters or even single ones. Great for hanging out in the garden.
An easy to maintain lawn.
Fake grass seems like an ideal solution for me, someone who doesn’t want to spend those precious few hours of decent weather mowing the lawn and tidying up the mess. It’s easy to maintain and can be rinsed with a garden hose, won’t fade in the sun and means you can have a great looking lawn all year round.
What features do you want in your dream garden?