Fun in the garden

Making plans in March

If you’ve been dreaming of warmer days over the winter now is the time to ensure your garden fulfils its potential to be your go-to outside space this summer!

Your imagination, coupled with our comprehensive knowledge and experience, can create the perfect new outdoor environment. You’ll be amazed how some careful design and planting can transform your garden so you won’t want to be anywhere else!

You could even start planning a longer-term project like a delectable outside living room as we’ve featured in this issue, so you can stay out there longer.

And, to fire up your inspiration still further, we’ve got some ideas for trips out to the kind of places you find in story books … are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin!


Chris & all the Bushy team

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Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 57

Colour and cheer

Drumstick primula (Primula denticulate) is a lovely little plant that provides pretty flowers each spring in purple, lilac pink, lavender, white or crimson. Well worth considering for your garden.

Lovely on the outside and inside

In the last few years, the ‘outdoor living room’ has come of age with more people introducing well-appointed fitments and luxury furnishings into their gardens. Achieving the right look and feel requires careful planning and design, so that your multi-functional garden doesn’t lose its vital natural appeal.Plan each area of the garden and give it structure. And consider some winter-flowering plants to position near the front door to create interest.

You can combine elements like brick and granite with coloured glass and ceramics for interiors. You can actually use them to create features like a rug in an attractive pattern. As well choosing outdoor furniture in luxury materials, maximise lighting – perhaps light up a sculpture as a centre piece? Talk to us about ideas on all this.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 57
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 57
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 57

Discover picturebook Scotney

If you’re looking for new places to go this spring visit Scotney Castle near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. It has a great example of a Picturesque garden design, with a 14th-century moated castle and a Victorian country mansion. Picture perfect!

Helping garden wildlife in the winter weather

Just down the road from Mayfield Lavender Farm is its sister site in Epsom, which not only boasts a sea of beautiful lavender in season but, this summer, is home to a 250-seat open air theatre! You can enjoy musicals and plays and sample delights in the coffee bar, shop, and a full service glasshouse restaurant. Ticket details here. 

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 57
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 57

Bushy Beverage

With Mother’s Day on 19 March, the culmination of the ‘forced’ rhubarb season and spring arriving this month, what better way to celebrate than with a delicious rhubarb bellini cocktail? Try this quick recipe from Jamie Oliver.

Until next time!

If you’d like to get started on your garden ideas, do have a look at how we can help make them come to fruition. Our website explains many of our services, including the soft and hard landscaping that we offer. We hope you’ll get in touch.

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