Now that it’s full summer the garden should be looking at its best and there’s nothing that screams summer as much as the nation’s favourite flower, the rose. David Austin and Peter Beales roses are renowned for their robust nature coupled with exquisite scent and a long flowering season. Plant in a large container close to your seating area to appreciate their full fragrance.
Climbers don’t just have to be grown up a wall or fence; add height to your herbaceous border with a climber growing up an obelisk. There are obelisks to suit any garden scheme from minimalist iron or aluminium to rustic woven willow and the choice of suitable plants is endless, just steer away from rambler roses.
Now that the herbaceous border is in full bloom you can identify any gaps; the garden centre is full of plants in flower so you can see exactly what you are getting. If you need any help just ask one of the Outdoor Plants team and they will be happy to help.
Add a touch of calm to your outdoor space with the sound of running water, it doesn’t need to be a monumental fountain there are lots of small self-contained features, from a natural looking pile of rocks to a more formal fountain. Constructed from resin they are light enough to move and will withstand frost if emptied over winter.
This weekend why not try cooking the Sunday roast on the grill, and nothing says traditional Sunday dinner like this leg of lamb with mint sauce. It’s cooked on the Traeger wood pellet grill but can just as easily be cooked low and slow on any BBQ: