To celebrate this beautiful spell of weather and summer right around the corner, we wanted to share our garden summer styling tips with you. After all, we’re not only obsessed with beautifying ladies, we love a bit of gardening too! So grab your sunnies and your overalls, we’ve done the legwork to find you the latest in garden-chic style!


Colour me happy!

The flower shows this year are awash with colour! Bold, block colour, to be exact! No green thumbs needed for this trend, just a blank canvas and a lick of paint.

Pick out a few bright and bold colours, if you need inspiration look no further than the Pantone Spring Colour Report, and go to town on that old bench, your flower pots, garden fence, basically anything that you like!

Visit Bromborough Paints in Frodsham who have a stunning selection of bright and cheerful outdoor paints on offer.


summer seating trends

Hang around!

2017 is about comfort, and the massive range of outdoor seating and lounging options has never been better. If you love hammocks then this trend is for you. The traditional outdoor furniture has been updated in the form of pods, baskets and daybeds. Whether you have a sturdy tree to be able to hang your new favourite furniture piece on or not, there are so many options out on the market. So grab your book and a bevvy, and enjoy the great outdoors. Check out the exceptional selection at PS Interiors just down the road from 205 On Ashley in Hale.


You gotta be jar-king!

It’s no secret that Mason Jars have been trendy for quite some time now, and jar-dening isn’t particularly new this year, but we love it, so we’re including it anyway! Team up outdoor fairy lights with jars to create a charming atmosphere for those long summer evenings in the garden. Here’s a great article from showing you 32 ways you can use jars and lights to charm up your outdoor living space.

Summer lighting trends


Go geek!

We’re on the smartphone app band-waggon here at 205, we love how technology can enrich our lives and this year the garden tech is top-notch! From devices that can tell you what your plan requires, to trendy outdoor speakers and robots to mow your lawn for you! Take a look at these ultra-modern garden gadgets presented by The Independent.

summer garden tech trends


Grow your own way!

If self-sustainable is your middle name, why not try your hand at a veggie patch? Veggies that you can plant in June include; tomatoes, aubergine, kale, chillies, sweet potatoes, and courgettes. Take a look at Alice Holden‘s guide on getting to grips with growing in your own garden here.

summer garden vegetable trends



And if you love the eco-theme, we’re hopping right over to upcycling for our last Summer Garden Trend shout-out with pallets. Get creative using natural recycled pallets to build almost anything for your garden; decking, planters, even tables and chairs! Take a look at local pallet experts, Universal Pallet’s Pinterest page website here for some inspiration.

summer garden trends pallets


And if, after all this, you’re wardrobe is feeling a little left out, take a look at our Summer Wardrobe blog for some summer-style inspiration!