Summer Garden Inspiration

When we moved to Bournemouth it was a real gamble as we were due to move in two weeks and still didn't have a place to live! We were lucky to end up with a gorgeous flat near to the beach inbetween bournemouth and poole which really helped us settle in but we knew it was only meant for short term. We love the area we're in and found something that suits us perfectly AND has a garden! I'm so excited at finally having an outside space that will enable us to make the most of the gorgoues summer weather we've been getting. So first port of call was pinterest (obviously) to find some garden inspiration, i've rounded up my favourite ideas that are realistic and look quite easy to achieve, so i'm hoping we can re-create these ideas asap:

upcycled planters
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As it will be a shared garden i don't want to go digging up flower beds and creating borders, i think raised planters will be a better idea and i just love these very beach themed DIY planters. They'd add some colour an excitement to the boring patch of grass.

outdoor lanterns
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I keep seeing these lanterns EVERYWHERE and it's a trend that i really love, i think they would be perfect to put up the steps like this or bunch together.

white outfoor furniture
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When we had a balcony at our old flat, family kindly donated some white outdoor furniture, we had to put it back in their garage when moving to Bournemouth but i'd love to give them a new home again and perhaps re-paint them. I love how these are covered with cute cushions and blankets are completely surrounded by plants.  

water lillies in a plant pot
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I also love the simplicity here of having a pond in a pot, probably the closest we'd get to a water feature, i can imagine some tealights floating in there too.

herbs in pots
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Up until now i haven't been very succesful at growing herbs but i'm determined to give it another shot, i love having potted herbs like this which would be great to show and explain to Corben when we're pottering around in the garden.

You can find all these pins and more over on my Pinterest Garden Board, pop over for more inspiration. I'm so excited to move and make the most of our garden space, i imagine we'll have plenty of bbq's, al fresco dinners and fun. Will you be making the most of your garden space this summer?

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