Living in the UK is great, we have so many things to be proud and patriotic about, however, one thing that is often a bug bear for so many of us up and down the country, is the weather.
Whilst we do get some sunshine, and we would be lying if we said we didn’t, this is often interjected with some less than pleasant weather. However, if you live in Britain then one thing is for sure, you will know exactly how to get the most from every single moment of fair weather.
Not only this, but you will also learn how to appreciate less than glorious weather, particularly when it comes to your garden, and spending time in it.
But where do you start? How do you enjoy your garden, no matter what the weather may throw at you?
Buy durable furniture
Garden furniture isn’t cheap and when you buy it, chances are that it is a long term investment. The thing to remember with garden furniture is that it is going to live the majority of its life outside, which means that it is going to have to face weather that is good, as well as weather that is less than good. When choosing garden furniture you need to think about how long it is going to last and only buy things that should stand the test of time.
This could be a durable wooden bench or perhaps an entire rattan set, the thing to remember is that it needs to be good to go, no matter what the weather throws at it.
Encourage wildlife in
For some of us there is nothing better than being able to sit and watch the wildlife go about their everyday business. The great thing about wildlife, particularly birds is that they seem to be around no matter the season and the weather.
You can encourage this even further by including a bird feeder and a bird bath in your garden set up. Not only will this help the wildlife around you, but will also give you a great thing to watch when you are relaxing outside.
Invest in garden lanterns
If you are the type of person who is happy to sit outside in the colder weather, yet finds it tricky due to light, then you definitely want to invest in garden lanterns for your outdoor space. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and you can place them in areas where you think that you may want to sit come the evening.
Not only this, but this ambient light is also going to look great for anyone looking onto your garden as soon as the sun sets.
Add year round colour
During the summer months gardens are pretty much a rainbow of colour, awash with different shades and hues. However, as the autumn comes to an end and winter is just around the corner, things start to change. If you worry that your garden is looking a little on the drab side, then the good news for you is that there are still things that you can do.
Your best bet is to find out what plants flower in the winter and add them into your garden line-up. They might not look like much during the summer, particularly when they are compared to some of the summer blooms, but you will soon find, as the winter comes around, that they are going to brighten up your garden no end.
Think of the simple things
It may sound obvious, but one of the simplest things that you can do if you want to enjoy your garden in any weather, is bring out some blankets and wrap yourself up. You could even, if you wanted to, have designated outdoor blankets that you know are going to provide the most warmth and comfort.
Not only this, but you should never underestimate the power of a hot drink, so if you are thinking about heading out into the garden and it is a little on the cool side, take yourself out a hot chocolate to warm you up from the inside out.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to be able to enjoy your garden all year round. So, why not see if you can try some of these ideas out for yourself, and then, when the summer starts to fade away, you will be more than happy to spend time in your winter ready garden.