Fun in the garden

Do it your way in July

Make sure you make some of your dreams come true this summer, now that we can get out a bit more. I’m not talking about travel abroad (although that would be lovely) but about those simple pleasures nearer to home. Like a visit to reacquaint yourself with the exotic plants of Kew Gardens for example. And fulfilling your own vision of what your perfect garden should be.

Everybody I speak to has a different view of how their garden should look and what it would contain. It’s only when the conversation gets going that we get down to those little gems that would really make their space special. Sometimes it’s a cascading waterfall, or a fairy dell – and then there’s the person who wished to have a living wall separating different zones.The beauty of that is that the wall changes year-round so you’re never bored of it and can add extra touches.

What’s your wish for your garden? Maybe we’ve mentioned it here – we’d love to help you! Let us know!

Chris & all the Bushy team

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Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 37

Hydrangea heaven

Who doesn’t love a big statement hydrangea to add colour and impact to the garden? Hydrangea is derived from Greek and means ‘water vessel’ (hydria). With their large pink and blue flowers (and every shade in between!) they can look stunning. You may have heard how you can change the colour by changing the pH of the ground. They are best planted in spring or autumn as they like moist soil.

Create a living wall in your garden

There are many reasons why you might opt to create a ‘living wall’, from the pure pleasure of having a verdant, solid feature which attracts wildlife, to practicalities like keeping a building cool and providing insulation.

These walls can be as simple or sophisticated as you like and include all manner of attractive plants, such as aubrieta. Have a chat with us and we’ll help you make your perfect garden wall.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 37
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 37

Right on Kew

To make the most of the freedom of long summer evenings, take a trip to Kew Gardens ‘after hours’. From viewing artist Vaughn Bell’s large Plantscape installation to strolling through the illuminated Temperate House to ‘plant music’, it’s a great way to see these wonderful botanical gardens. Enjoy an array of tasty plant-based snacks and botanical cocktails too. Book your tickets here.

Celebrate National BBQ week Silver Anniversary

The coronavirus pandemic delayed this year’s National BBQ week until 5th July and, as it’s the Silver Anniversary for this, why not enjoy your favourite BBQ delights all month and make the most of the sunshine! They have some tempting recipes to set you up perfectly too, like this Spécial Spiced Corsican Côte De Bœuf.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 37
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 37

Bushy Beverage

We’re rather taken with our local Silent Pool distillery’s Green Man Woodland Gin. They say that living in Britain’s most wooded county has inspired them to produce the world’s first spirit to be packaged in a cardboard bottle. It’s lightweight, carbon-friendly and 100% recyclable. Now that’s definitely a wonderful excuse to give it a try. Order it here.

Until next time!

Whether you’re not sure what your garden needs – of if, in fact, you know exactly what needs to be done but want someone to conjure it up and make it a reality for you, do get in touch! Have a look at our section on our website ‘Help in your Garden‘ for further ideas.

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