Looking after the garden is a fun way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in the sun, and creating a beautiful garden display is a wonderful way to make the most of your outdoor space and add some class and elegance to your home. Today, we are going to take a look at some of the flower garden ideas you can implement in your garden today to make it look full of life and colour all year long. Here are some of the best flower garden ideas you can try this year.
A cottage garden is what many of us imagine when thinking of a hot summer’s day in an English village. Creating a flower garden with a cottage feel can make your home feel more rustic and old fashioned, and brings some stunning colours and texture to the home. You can create a cottage style garden with flowers such as these:
- Sweet Pea
- English Daisy
Outdoor Garden Room
When it comes to creating a summer garden like no other, your other focus might be to host family and friends for parties and barbecues. If you are considering creating a patio area or outdoor garden room for your guests to enjoy, aluminum pergolas and hanging baskets could be a wonderful way to make an impression. Hanging baskets are a simple way to add colour and texture to a garden room without making it too wild, and plants such as nasturtium, pansies and marigolds are perfect for this.
If you are looking to create a garden which reflects nature closely, one of the best options is to create a woodland theme garden. You can plant an apple tree or two, some herbs and berries, and also consider planting flowers which grow naturally in the area where you live. In the spring, an essential woodland flower is the bluebell, and during the summer things like poppies and daisies can be perfect for your outdoor space.
For those of you who are looking for a regimented garden design all year long, you will likely want to avoid plants which take over the space in your garden naturally. When looking to create a formal flower garden, you can take inspiration from show gardens and choose plants which will not come back year after year. Bedding plants such as marigolds and carnations are easy to control, and bulbs such as tulips will provide stunning colour and class without looking messy.
In the opposite direction, if you love wildlife in the garden and a natural feel to your garden, one thing you can do is create a wildflower garden. This can be a combination of seeds of any of the following:
- Sweet Pea
- Ox-Eye Daisy
These will fill the garden with bee friendly flowers and will be low maintenance all year long.