Thursday, February 16, 2012
Although cottage gardens are often associated with plantings around a rustic cottage, they are appropriate around any home. There is no reason to deny yourself the pleasure and beauty of a cottage garden simply because you do not live in a cottage. The casual appearance of a cottage garden with its riot of colours and textures make this among the most attractive and inviting of any garden designs. Cottage garden design is not difficult as long as you remember that to capture the spirit of these gardens. You want to be sure to include flowers and plants that have a history of being used in a garden of this type. Also, leave all formality behind and don’t plan every minor detail, part of the charm of a cottage garden is…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
If you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory, then you’ll know of the great space that it provides. Offering a relaxing, living and entertaining area, conservatories are the link between a garden and your home. Whether you’re building a new conservatory, or are simply revamping you’re current space, you’ll find that there are many options when it comes to adding furniture. These can sometimes be a little overwhelming, and with so many varieties of colour, shape, design and size, you can quickly be discouraged in styling your space, with the conservatory ending up as a spare store room. However, if you really want to create the conservatory of your dreams, there are few pointers to take into consideration. Conservatory Size It’s important to establish how big your conservatory is….