Plants for vibrant surroundings

Plants will add a great deal to your outdoor living area. These can be chosen for structure or colour or a combination of both. Decorative arrangements can be a feast for your eyes as well. Potted plants do require extra care to maintain their health, beauty and character. The soil in the pots easily dries out, especially in warmer weather, so you need to be vigilant with a watering regime. Potted herbs are also a fragrant and attractive addition to an outdoor patio area. And…

Furnishing your patio

Furnishing your patio is one of the most enjoyable aspects of your new outdoor room. There will often be dappled light so a blend of grey-greens will suit wonderfully. Cushions and soft furnishings can be used provided they are protected from the elements, which in most cases they will be as long as your patio is covered. Knee-rugs and perhaps a day-bed or even a hammock would be a great addition for relaxation and general use. Floor cushions add extra comfort and colour and seating…