Perfect Garden Ideas

Perfect Garden Ideas

As you might have guessed from yesterdays post I do like my garden. It is a place that while I have to be careful in the sun out there, I do like spending time in. So this year, I would just love to update and upgrade it a little.

If you just so happen to be thinking along the same lines as me, here are some ideas I have been thinking of lately.


This has been on my list for a rather long time and is something I need to think about where it would be safe to put one, as I'm not sure directly onto the lawn is the best idea. However, there are such lovely ones out there, I am sure I will soon have more ideas on which one I would love and where to place it.

Rattan Furniture

I've seen some absolutely beautiful shaded seating areas and day beds for outside. As I a said at the beginning I find the sun very hard to be out in, but something like the range at Fishpools, may just solve my issues and let me sit back and relax and work in the garden over the warmer months.

Perfect Garden Ideas


It is very easy to lose a certain dog in the garden once it gets dark and while I wouldn't want to have anything bright around the garden. Perhaps some solar lights would go down really well at making it just a little easier to spot.

Flowers and Plants

We have quite a few bedding areas around the garden and I would like to make sure they all look nice when the summer months come around. However, I'm not very good at gardening so may need to call in some help to make this one actually successful.

So, there are a few ideas for things you could do with your garden this year, do you have any plans for your garden this year?

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This article has 103 comments

  1. bev

    I have solar lights and they’re just bright enough to help the dog location nighttime quest!

  2. Alli Smith

    We’re in the process of adding on a sunroom to our house and expanding our back deck. These ideas will come in handy when it’s time to start decorating the deck.

  3. Veronica Lee

    I love your garden ideas especially using rattan furniture.

  4. Amber

    We do have some lawn furniture, but it’s falling apart. I wish we had a nicer garden, but I’m terrible at growing things. At least the grass is cut!

  5. Tasheena

    I love your ideas. I would love to add a water feature to my garden and a new patio set.

  6. Ashley

    This looks like a dreamy space. I wish I had enough room to make something like this a reality!

  7. jmanandmillerbug

    There are so many things that I want to do with my backyard. You have some wonderful ideas here and if I can I would like to put a couple of them in my yard.

  8. Melissa Chapman

    Your garden and home look amazing and set in such a beautiful location. I have to get out in my garden and do some planting with my husband.

  9. Tomi C

    I would like to update our solar lights. The options have changed so much since we first bought ours about 5 or so years ago. I saw some frog-shaped ones that I love to own.

  10. Alessandra

    I’ve always had a garden with plants and flowers on the balcony of the places I’ve lived. If I can find a new one with a balcony, I plan to grow a small garden there. However that’s not a priority.

  11. The Mami Cam

    Oh how beautiful! Awesome ideas! What’s your IG?? I would love to follow!

  12. Adam smith

    I’m glad to read this post about prefect Garden Ideas thanks for share this
    Awesome ideas!

  13. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I love sprucing up my garden during spring and summer. These are great ideas for making one’s garden look & feel special. I love the idea of adding some ambient lighting!!

  14. mj

    All the best things to create the ideal back yard oasis. With the perfect backyard I would stay all day, kick back, and relax.

  15. Jacqueline

    I am in the process of looking at outdoor furniture and accessories now. I have to consider my space and the amount of stuff I can put in it. But I do want to make this outdoor room as comfortable and stimulating as possibe because the time spent outdoors is limiting.

    I’ve even got some art I’m putting

  16. Emma C

    We have festoon lighting in our garden but need to find some good furniture this year

  17. peter

    we need to upgrade our patio furniture. i never thought of going the rattan route before.

  18. daniellecrown1

    I need some more furniture for outside. That Rattan sounds interesting – I am checking it out now

  19. Hannah Mitchell

    I love gardens and the atmosphere from gardens. I love reading a post about gardens because I find such good peace around gardens and the lovely smell of flowers. All of these gardens look spectacular and would be a great place to hang out.

  20. chubskulit rose

    I would love to have a water feature in my garden. I need to learn how to properly set up a pond.

  21. A S,Edinburgh

    Lovely ideas. Gardening can definitely be daunting. Even if you’re up to it physically, which not everyone is, it’s much harder work than it looks.

  22. Alison Rost

    I love a garden you can spend time in. I think getting rattan furniture is a great idea, it’s comfy and it’s perfect for the outdoors. Awesome suggestions!

  23. Carol Cassara

    Another thing that I would love to have in my garden is a brick oven. I think it’s perfect for baking and cooking different recipes during Spring or Summer! I love all the suggestions that you have here!

  24. rhianwestbury

    I have a rattan sofa on my balcony but I can’t wait to have a full garden to buy stuff for x

  25. Margaret Gallagher

    Pizza oven – would be so well used ! L9ving your style

  26. Minakshi Bajpai

    I love gardening. you have shared some awesome tips. Your garden and home look amazing and set in such a beautiful location.

  27. Mo

    Maybe I need to get new lighting as the solar lights don’t work anymore. But when they did work, they were not too bright and they were just right for the garden.

  28. The London Mum

    Great ideas! We don’t have a garden but we have a small balcony area that I’m hoping to put lots of pots and plants onto!

  29. Cristina Coroiu

    Great garden. I wish I had one as well. I love gardens, even I’m not good at growing plants πŸ™

  30. Laura Dove

    We are currently renovating our garden and these are great ideas! We just need some weather now to enjoy it!

  31. Pam Wattenbarger

    Solar lights are great in a garden. I have a bunch of them in my garden and I wouldn’t do without them.

  32. Rikki Ridgeway

    These ideas are absolutely fabulous, and I can’t wait to implement some of the ideas listed here when my husband and I are able to buy a home. Hopefully we will be able to buy before the year is up.

  33. forkwardthinkingfoodinista

    I love some lovely outdoor garden furniture, I am much more likely to work and eat outdoors that way. Floral items always look pretty in the garden x

  34. dearmummyblog

    My mummy has always wanted to have a Chimnea. She’s in love with the idea of how warm it could be on a summers night. We tend to kill plants so hopefully this year we can be a bit more green fingered! πŸ˜‰

  35. Aashima

    Those really are perfect ideas. Just waiting to own a beautiful garden like that! Thanks for the tips.

  36. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    I’m excited that I will finally have a porch and a deck when my new apartment is ready. I haven’t thought much about what kind of furniture I’ll get but I’m already thinking of the lighting. I’d love to buy some solar lights.

  37. Bonnie G

    Thanks for sharing these ideas. I love the outdoors this time of year. I can’t wait to get to gardening.

  38. Echo

    I love my backyard/garden. I live out in the country and my yard faces a wide open field, so we have a beautiful view! I have some flowering bushes, 2 old wagon wheels, a fire pit and some chairs. It is perfect!

  39. Stephanie Pass

    I love filling my flower beds with brightly colored flowers each spring. Which reminds me that I need to do that soon.

  40. myrabevlife

    I do wish I had a garden but living in a top floor apartment doesn’t afford me that luxury but I can still appreciate these ideas

  41. What Corinne Did

    I am living in a flat right now but the moment i am having a garden, I am going to have so so much fun! I love gardening and arranging flowers in a garden is so much fun! and so is creating a comfy space with furniture!

  42. Kim Styles

    A little pizza oven in the garden is great – (Jamie Oliver has one!)

  43. Lauretta

    I have really been looking into Rattan Furniture lately. They are really great for gardens.

  44. Jenni

    I love chimneas, we ended up getting rid of ours though as our neighbour complained every time we used it and it wasn’t worth the hassle. As soon as we move I will be getting a new one for the garden x

  45. Lyndsey Cooksey

    Lovely ideas! Solar lights and an outdoor heater are on my list of garden things to get. I love the rattan furniture too!

  46. Kara

    I have been nagging hubby to buy some rattan furniture for two years – fingers crossed he will this year

  47. Kirsty Fox

    I love my garden and spend so much time out there, I have quite a few beds, and a small pond and gravel area and also a fenced off woodland are that I like to call my Secret Garden.

  48. Globalmouse (@globalmouse1)

    I would love a chimnea. I’m so hoping to move in the next few months and really want one for our garden. Great tips.

  49. Wanda Lopez

    I can’t wait to clean up my backyard and turn it into a paradise for this summer. Fencing, lighting, good seating…need it all.

  50. sarahjane24carter

    I cant wait to get my first house with a garden x

  51. Blair Villanueva

    Now that I am in the adulating phase, am now wishing that someday I will own a spacious garden for me to decorate, and make my Momma proud πŸ˜€ Nothings more relaxing than gardening and sipping tea while admiring your work.

  52. Kacie Morgan

    I am currently trying to spruce up my garden and I love these tips. My chimnea has been wrapped up in tarpaulin for too long – it’s time to let it see the sunlight! πŸ™‚

  53. Becca Talbot

    I don’t want to jinx anything, but the weather is pretty good today so let’s hope it holds until the weekend so we can all enjoy our gardens x

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