Hooked on….Outside Living

Summer’s here!


My Garden
My Garden

Well kind of!.  You know what it’s like with Britain in the summer, it’s either hot sunshine or pouring with rain and at the moment out of my window it could do either.  But that does not deter the Violet Posy household from enjoying the outside space around our home.  We eat and play outside in the garden as much as possible, and I’ve tried to pack the garden with as many climbers, shrubs and roses as possible to make it seem smaller and seemingly more intimate than it actually is.  The roses, peonies and lavender give a lovely fragrance wherever you maybe in the garden, which makes it more inviting and an endless source of cut flowers for the house.


This year we are determined to have a ‘proper’ outside dining area, and I’m also going to spruce up our sad looking picnic table with a lick of new cream paint.  But I want to add something to jazz up the area where we sit, I really like the use of canvas to add to the ‘secret’ garden look.  A cheaper option and maybe easier option is plain bunting can also give a family party or BBQ a festive feel


I also like to buy inexpensive wipe clean oilcloth from ebay or our local market to cover the table.  There are a million different patterns to choose from and you can pick it up from as little as £4 a metre which is a bargain.  They brighten up your table and it means you don’t ruin your ‘good’ linens.  If you’re eating at night add some tealights in jam jars and your set for a delightful evening.

Enjoy your garden and eating outside, I can’t think of anything more fun.

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  1. OH. MY. GOODNESS. I can’t get over how gorgeous your garden is! It’s so green and lush…just perfect for all your outdoor dining plans. Can’t wait to see pics when you get it all together!