We all love keeping up with the latest trends, from clothing to interior design. One of the new in-things is to turn our garden into something straight out of a magazine, and we love it! We’ve put together some of the hottest garden design trends for 2014, so you can stay on top of the latest fashion.
Save The Bees
Everyone has heard something about the decline in bees over the years, but not all of us have been that inclined to do anything about it. However, what if you could do something about it with very little effort? One of the biggest design trends this year is to fill your garden with fragrant flowers and plants filled with nectar and pollen. There are some beautiful flowers available that will serve two purposes in your garden; make it look pretty and attract bees. Try some fuchsia foxglove, a splash of bluebells and some fragrant mint to be on trend and save the bees.
There’s been a rise in popularity with this rather cool design trend, over the last few months. A lot of businesses are installing green walls to boost employee productivity, and households are using them to make a statement. Although getting a green wall installation can be expensive, there are some ways to recreate this look on a budget. Invest in some sturdy garden fencing as your base, then look for wall flowers and crawling plants that you can grow at the bottom. Use gardening wire and bamboo poles to guide your new plants up the fence, so that it completely covers the area. This is a fantastic trend that will certainly make your neighbours jealous.
Self Sufficient Gardens
We’ve all felt the pinch of the economic crisis, and this is probably why self-sufficient gardens have become so popular. You can grow pretty much anything in your garden, from carrots to coriander, so give it a go. There are a lot of beginners guides to growing fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs in your back garden, which gives you a good basis to start from. If you don’t have a lot of space then consider getting some hessian sacks or growing bags, to make things a bit easier on your small garden.
Many people worry that native flowers aren’t very attractive, or look boring in a stylish garden, but this isn’t the case. In 2014 garden centres are expecting a huge rise in the sales of native flowers, plants, shrubs and trees. Not only do they add an extra dimension to your garden, but they look stunning too. You can expect lots of friendly wildlife to make their home in your new native plants, including the aforementioned bumblebees. Look for plants with lots of white and green to further seal the deal on this top design trend.
With warm weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time to redesign your garden. Use one of our favourite trends this year, or pick something that is completely unique to you. Whatever you decide, we bet your new garden looks fantastic.