May is such a glorious month with everything in the garden bursting with fresh new growth and particularly so this year with the lovely sunshine. I love having lunch on my terrace and it really is an extension of my home where I play with colour and textures – an ever moving feast for the eyes.
So I thought I’d do a ‘get the look’ post today and tell you where I got the accessories and furniture currently adorning my garden.
Get the Look
Garden Parasol– This gorgeous sun parasol is a new purchase from The Indian Garden Company – isn’t it stunning. I dithered for a bit between orange and pink but decided the soft white lent some restraint as there is already a lot going on and when the annuals in the pots flower it will be a riot of orange and pink anyway.
Garden Bench– Crocus is a favourite plant website of mine as the service is great and the plants arrive well packaged and healthy. This eau-de-nil bench is from Crocus and I love it against the fence painted in Farrow and Ball’s French Grey – a restrained backdrop to the ever changing seasonal colours.
Cushions– I made the ones on the bench myself, but if you’re not feeling crafty, try having a look at this selection of cushions.
Bistro Set– The mosaic table and chairs was a spur of the moment purchase from HomeSense in Northampton a couple of years ago – I saw it in the window, fell in love and the rest, as they say, is history. Alternatively, take a look at this range of unusual garden furniture and accessories.
Garden Accessories– Have a look here for a selection of garden lanterns, accessories and planters.
Plants– The Pelargoniums and Ferns in pots came from Fibrex, a small specialist nursery that I discovered on a gardening blog. They specialise in pelargoniums, ferns and ivy’s. These small nurseries are great for finding unusual varieties of plants.
Plant Pots– I paint terracotta pots with emulsion paint according to the colour I fancy at the time but I also think they look good when the layers of paint have peeled and they look weathered and interesting. It’s a cheap way of changing the look of your display.
Garden Terrace- Get the Look by Jacqui Brooks
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