Outdoor & Garden (Under £40) Wishlist
My lovely landlord has decided to pave over my tiny back garden and give me my own little patio-garden instead. I’m so grateful, as I suck at gardening! I worked at a Garden Centre for nearly five years and I cannot garden… the irony.
But, just because I won’t be setting up a small herb garden and learning about lawn maintenance, doesn’t mean I can’t have a pretty garden patio. As such, I’m putting together an outdoor and garden wishlist of items I’d love to incorporate in my garden somehow.
As much as I suck at gardening there are some plants I’m pretty sure even I would struggle to kill. As such, I would like to try my hand at some light gardening by getting plants like English Ivy and have it trailing off of a tall planter.
An alternative to a few planters is a plant stand instead. I love this plant stand from George, ASDA as it could be used for other items as well plants, such as decorative gnome or an outdoor thermometer.
Since gardens are not exactly common in London, I believe that function over cost is the way to go. As such, instead of going for a gorgeous £200 swing bench or a full four-seater garden set, a simple two-seater table and chair sets from IKEA would work. It’s inexpensive and I would be upset if I had to leave behind if I moved in the future.
You can’t have plants and not water them, even if we do live in England and it rains 200 days of the year. I love this cream watering can from IKEA, it’s got a thin spout for could be used for a small herb as well as larger plants.
No garden is complete without a gnome. Right? I came across this bonkers hippie-gnome on Wilko and I actually really love it. It’s bright blue, very hipster, and quite cute. Perfect for sitting in the corner next to a plant, or on the plant stand.
Of course, the other thing a garden needs is atmospheric lighting. And I love a good set of fairy lights. Since my garden is so small, it would be easy to string up around the fence and have on during warm nights when I want to enjoy a glass of Pimms outside with friends.
I love fresh herbs, particularly mint and parsley and I would love to grow these myself. As such aI need a herb tray.
On top of fairy lights, I would love some LED candles to have on the table or around the plant pots on the ground. I think that would look really pretty.
That’s what I’ve got on my wishlist for under £40. I’m sure I’ll add more as I watch YouTube videos of patio/garden makeovers. It’s a secret pleasure.
What do you suggest I add to my little garden? And any idea for plants I should try to keep alive? Let me know in the comments below.