5 things to brighten up your garden

When you live in the UK, you can hardly expect the weather to be perfect in January, February and March. With much of the country experiencing wind, rain and snow, things might be looking a bit grey at the moment – but there’s no need for your garden to mimic the weather! You can brighten up your outdoor world in an instant with five easy additions… take a look at my suggestions below.

The ultimate summer colour collection

Garden looking a little too green? It might seem like a contradiction (because of course we want our gardens to be green!) but there’s nothing that brings a smile to a gardener’s face like the colours of spring flowers!

This Garden Ready Plants collection from Plants2Gardens features some of the most popular and interesting spring plants – begonias, geraniums, impatiens and petunias – ready to be planted straight into your garden. Yep, that’s 48 bedding plants, all grown to the perfect size and ready to plant for an instant garden refresh.


What’s included:

  • 12 x 5cm Begonia Semperflorens mix
  • 12 x 5cm Geranium Palladium mix
  • 12 x 5cm Impatiens Beacon mix
  • 12 x 5cm Petunia Express Ice mix


Technical details:

  • Flowering period: May – October
  • Plant position: full sun or part shade
  • Soil type: moist, well drained
  • Mature size (h x w): 30cm x 30cm (11.8″ x 11.8″)
  • Order now to receive yours in May


Living wall trellis

Update your outdoor living area with the simplest of additions! This living wall trellis is designed for outdoor use, and comes with luscious faux fern foliage to bring some extra interest to your patio, terrace, balcony and more.

It can be used to cover up bare walls, to create a divider between spaces, or create shelter and cosiness in a seating area. You can even opt for a version with lights for a magical twilight sparkle!


Lamp posts 

Every garden can benefit from a little bit of light, whether that’s to illuminate pathways for safety, increase security or to highlight areas of interest.

These lamp post are perfect for adding practical lighting while looking very classy. Standing at 1.3m metres tall, they’re great for general illumination, plus the new design allows even more light distribution.

Best of all, they’re eco-friendly! Being solar-powered, there are no fiddly or hazardous wires to install – and they turn on automatically when you need them to.


A water feature

You can’t beat having water in the garden or conservatory, and this elegant Buddha feature is sure to make a wonderful addition. Casting a magical glow with its LED light, it’s so nice to watch and listen as the water calmly flows out. This will create a serene atmosphere!


Bird feeders

Could it be time to update your bird feeders? These mini feeders come in three colours – blue, pink and purple – and are perfect for adding colour to your garden while feeding your local wildlife.

Simply add your chosen bird feed (these can hold seeds, fat balls, mealworms, and more), and watch your feathered friends flock to their next meal.

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Michael x