Three Moregeous Garden Ideas for Summer 2015 & Bents Garden Centre

Sian Astley in collaboration with Bents Garden & HomeIt’s that time of year again, when freckles come out and fingernails get dirty! Time to sort your outside space, however big or small, taking the inside out and the outside in. We’ve spent all weekend preparing one of our rental communal areas for the Didsbury Open Gardens event next Sunday and both felt a huge sense of satisfaction when we looked at the results of our hard work. The the great thing about gardening or growing anything at all is the feeling of ‘I did that’, it makes you feel all proud and fuzzy inside.

As summer approaches, I’m very excited to have been asked to design three outside space concepts for Bents Garden & Home, all ready for their expert day event on Saturday 20th June. Mr M and I shop there and are super impressed with the quality and amazing choice of garden beauties. Look at the lupin on the left below which I bought last week, it was bigger than my car seat! He’s now proudly positioned in a sunny spot in our rental garden soaking up some rays and waving at our tenants 🙂Bents Garden Centre Lupin

For my Experts Day areas, I’ve chosen a host of products and plants which I’ll be talking about on the day and, taaaa daaaaa, my three themes are:

  1. How Many Shades of Garden Grey?!Gorgeous Garden Greys
  2. Creating a Buzzingly Beautiful SpaceCreating a Buzzingly Beautiful Bee Friendly Space
  3. Entertaining with a Herby Cook’s Kitchen GardenEntertaimning with a Herby Cooks Kitchen

I can’t wait to get all set up and stage our mini-garden areas! Watch out for blog posts coming this week with more style, planting & design tips.

There’s no excuse not to have a gorgeous, edible outdoor space, with stunning products and locally sourced & grown plants and herbs. Even if you don’t consider yourself green fingered, you’d be surprised how easy it is to grow some of your own, save pennies and impress your pals. Come down and enjoy a couple of hours with me & the Bents team.

Will I see you there on the day? 🙂

Image credits: Moregeous, Design Sponge, Remodelista, Desire To Inspire, Jamie Oliver’s Rosemary Lamb Kebabs, Ocado’s Basil & Tomato salad, BBC Food & Drink Mojitos.

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