Article by Fab after Fifty
Ensure Your Garden is Golden
Our gardens can offer great outdoor entertainment space, with a little planning and imagination.
For an attractive, low maintenance outdoor space, it’s good to have a mix of patio and lawned areas, interspersed with hardy, aromatic herbs and shrubs. Keeping certain plants in pots is a good way to ensure a mix of vegetation without spreading. For example, mint is fragrant, attractive and delicious in a chilled cocktail, but will overwhelm your garden if kept as a bedding plant. An arbour, strung with fairy lights and wound through by clematis, is a beautiful, low key way to dress the space with minimum fuss. Climbing plants in general, carefully trained onto a trellis, update your garden and need very little attention, beyond an...