Have a little faith
Nothing adds an old-world feel quite like a ruined wall. This one, made from Hebel blocks, showcases an old church window – the whole scene festooned with Pandorea ‘Snowbells’.
Who needs ceramics?
For sweet simplicity, swap a pricey pot and plinth for a rusty metal bucket resting on a log. Add the lovely trailing plant Spanish shawl (Heterocentron elegans) for a splash of bright pink.
Stained glass is always in style
A gorgeous stained- glass window makes a striking feature. Simply frame it with timber, then fill in the opening with a decorative salvaged screen door. The view beyond it will be seen in a stunning new light.
Think outside the garden, too
The gateway to your garden sets the tone for the wonders that lie ahead. Recycled timber sleepers and rustic lettering are the perfect teasers to this intriguing space, full of farm-inspired flair.
Keeping it seasonal keeps it easy
Seasonal adornments can be used to create atmosphere. This basket filled with pine cones would make a delightful outdoor Christmas decoration.
Think of all the possibilities
A new gate invites embellishment. Here, a piece from a draught-horse harness adds a lovely curvaceous line and an old-fashioned touch to the top.
Old doesn't mean forgotten
For an intriguing artwork, perch an old cast-iron trivet on a weathered sleeper.
Welcome-in the animals whatever way you can
Every feathered friend loves a shady and peaceful summer nook, complete with their own splash pool and an archway of native hardenbergia.
Give the fairies somewhere to call 'home'
This garden celebrates the downright quirky, like this mini settler’s cottage, by displaying it in a prominent place.
Recycle whatever you find
Any container will instantly look glorious when it’s planted with annuals. How about red and white petunias for the festive season?
Breathe new life into whatever comes your way
Given new life, a pushbike relic is propped against a tree and turned into a charming plant stand.