Do it your way
garden in order to impress your neighbours will never result in the spiritually
uplifting experience it should be. You are the one who will spend time there
and be rewarded with that wonderful hygge
feeling of well-being.
ideas from magazines and Pinterest but allow your creative side to interfere
and soon your garden will take form. Decide what you want and work towards
have a theme or not? Take the available space
into consideration as well as your resources. Overcrowding a small space will
achieve the opposite effect of what you had in mind. Don’t shop without prior
planning – this could blow your budget and leave
you frustrated, possibly shelving the project indefinitely. You might
not need to shop at all. Check which items are on your to-be-discarded list. A little
bit of paint and some imagination can create much satisfaction.
herbs as your theme? Using fresh herbs from your own soil that you have tended
carefully, is a delight. Complement your herb garden with scented plants such as
Lemon Verbena and Curry Bush. Try creating an informal section with herbs in
pots and other plants in the soil. Nearby, place a table for two on stepping-stones,
with decorative pebbles between the gaps. This can be your special nook or hyggekrog
Great to relax with a friend and enjoy refreshing herbal tea or a glass of wine.
arty could be your theme. Save items going to the dump and challenge your
artistic abilities – like building a scare crow and fitting it out in clothes
and costume jewellery you won’t use again. Or try your hand at mosaic designs
on old pots. Design a pattern and get to work. Scatter pebbles of different
textures and sizes around your pots to complete the picture. You could revamp
old garden tools and add some humour. Another hygge
touch would be to
varnish on old garden bench, drape with textured cloth and add a cushion or two.
wouldn’t an upcycled bicycle look great in your garden? Maria Nel
Ferreira’s Garden Centre
AgriTurf: Marco de Wet:
Cell: 085 600 9584