Top four Chelsea Flower Show trends to try at home
If, like the rest of the nation, you’ve been watching the Chelsea Flower Show this week and you’re feeling utterly inspired by the beautiful gardens, we’ve put together some of our top four Chelsea trends that you can try at home this summer in order to achieve your own award winning space!
Creating your own wildlife haven is easily achievable as well as being extremely beneficial to our planet. This year Chelsea Flower Show gardens have had a huge focus on the natural world with many presenting ways in which we can persuade wildlife into our spaces. Colourful blooms will create precious nectar for our pollinators as well as attracting beneficial insects that help to naturally deter pests, along with bird feeding stations to encourage welcome visits from our feathered friends, you can easily create a wildlife friendly space by making a few simple changes.
Plant for pollinators
With flowers of all shapes and sizes bringing bright and bold hues that entice wildlife to feed off their rich supply of nectar, the warmer months bring a wealth of wonderful plants in a riot of colours that help attract various pollinators across the seasons. Click here to read about which plants you can add to your garden to encourage swarm of beneficial pollinators into your space.
Twigs, moss, leaves and hollow plant stems make an ideal living space for insects and help offer a sheltered safe space for them to lay their eggs and remain out of danger from predators. Not only that, but beneficial insects such as beetles, lady birds and spiders can help you naturally control disruptive pests! Browse our full range of bug hotels in store or click here to read our guide on making your own!
Feed the birds
Whether scattering seeds on a bird table, adding a hanging feeder or a feeding station, wild birds will get to know your garden as a guaranteed food source, and you’ll be rewarded with welcome visits to your space throughout the changing seasons. Not much beats the sweet sound of birdsong on a bright and sunny morning.
The changing climate
As the climate changes, so must our gardens. In recent years, dry spells have become much more common, and with it comes the need to water our gardens more frequently. With even more hosepipe bans expected throughout the hot summer months, choosing to add drought tolerant plants to your garden is a reliable way to minimise wasting a precious recourse, saving you pennies and helping you work smarter by adapting to the conditions of your space. Here are some of favourite drought loving plants you can add to your garden this season!
Lavender has to be one of our favourite drought tolerant plants! This hardy shrub is able to withstand high temperatures and dry soil conditions whilst still producing beautiful heavily scented flowers.
Available in an array of colours, Achillea is a beautiful herbaceous plant that will thrive in full sun or semi-shady areas. Be sure not to plant your Achillea in soil that can become waterlogged as they do not like wet conditions.
The flowers of the Echinacea are extremely long lasting, flowering from early summer through to Autumn, these beautiful plants are ideal for British gardens that often experience dry spells.
Gardening for our wellbeing is so important! Not only can looking after our gardens help keep you physically fit but it can also help look after our mental health too! Sitting back and relaxing in your space will do wonders for your wellbeing. We’ve highlighted just some of the ways you can add tranquillity to your space below.
Injections of happy colours
Choose cheerful colours to plant in your garden! Bright and bold Dahlias will be a popular trend this year as well as Digitalis, Verbena Bonariensis and Marigolds, they’re perfect for adding a dash of colour and an injection of happiness to your space.
Sit back and relax
Sit out in the sunshine and relax in your safe space. The Bramblecrest Chedworth Double Cocoon is the ultimate restful retreat and a perfect way to take time for yourself, kick back and bask in your outdoor space.
Taking your garden indoors is a trend that has been on the rise over the past few years. Houseplants can add greenery to your space, brighten up the dull corners of your room and help clean the air by adding fresh oxygen to your surroundings.
Choosing the right pot is just as important as finding the right plant for your space! Make the step-up from the standard plant pot with a stylish upgrade that will not only enhance your houseplant but elevate your home’s décor – these pots from Ivyline are ideal!
Cacti come in many weird and wonderful shapes! They are very low maintenance, look fantastic and perfect for your first houseplant! Group a number of these little beauties together to create a little spectacle in your home.
Species of plants that have big, showy slits are extremely appealing to plant collectors. Not only are they visually impactful but it’s relatively uncommon in your everyday houseplant. One of the most sought-after split leafed houseplants of recent years is the Monstera Monkey Mask – it’s easy to grow and extremely Instagramable!