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Garden Trends 2021

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What will the big Garden Trends of 2021 be? We’re looking at the top trends to inspire and and watch out for in 2021. The garden is set remain a place of sanctuary and these ideas will help you make the most of your outdoor space in whatever shape or form it comes in.

 

Balcony Gardens

Recent research found that one in eight households in the UK have no access to private or shared gardens. Those living in urban areas are looking for for clever ideas to incorporate nature in the home environment. Balcony gardening is set to be on the rise in 2021. According to Country Living there is plenty of choice to make a functional space really come alive, whether you opt to make the most of any wood on your balcony, go for minimalist design, or choose to go all out wildlife oasis.

The plants required  for this garden trend will depend on your style, but by opting for plants like jasmine, lavender, foxglove, bamboo, eucalyptus, snake plants, and peace lilies, you’re on the right track

 

Wild Gardens

For many people this year, the days of pruning, mowing and meticulous garden maintenance are in the past. Whether you opt for wildflowers or leave a patch of your lawn unattended, wild gardens are brilliant for creating a haven for bees, butterflies and hedgehogs to thrive. Some of the plants to get your hands on include single-flowering varieties of plants and open flowers, too.

Inside Outside

This  garden trend was big in 2020 and it looks set to continue in 2021. It’s all about make your outside space an extension of the home, creating a natural flow between the two.

Tiny Gardens

Many of us may not have a large outside area, but 2021 will see a trend for households to make the most of what they do have — regardless of size. In previous years these spaces have been disregarded in favour of visiting large open spaces.  People are learning to make the most of whatever outside space they have. Some of the plants to have on your radar include long-flowering perennials, evergreens and climbers. It’s all about making the space look bigger. Options include growing up to use your vertical space, laying borders, having clear pathways, and creating specific zones or outdoor rooms.

Raised Garden Beds

Raised garden beds are an asset in smaller spaces; you can control your soil better, reduce soil compaction and care for your plants much easier.

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Permaculture Gardening

Permaculture gardening means “permanent agriculture” and it’s defined as working with natural forces; wind, sun, and water  in order to provide food, shelter, water, and whatever else your garden needs. With more people working from home, a push to work harder to protect the environment this is a trend that looks set to grow in 2021. To achieve this look in your garden, opt for annual vegetables like beans, peas, tomatoes, peppers and squash, while adding in plenty of flowers and greens to create a permaculture look.

Permaculture Gardening
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White Gardens

Dazzling white flowers and bright white furniture have been growing in popularity over the recent months. They add an air of calm and tranquility in your outdoor space. Key steps to create a white garden, include choosing a dark backdrop, varying up the foliage and changing up shapes and sizes, repeating form, and finally adding some eye-catching white flowers to fill the space.

Windowsill Gardening

A windowsill garden is ideal for creating a kitchen garden to add a little something extra to your cooking and ideal to add some nature to your home if you don’t have a garden.  Think herbs, chilli, kale,  pea shoots, spinach. You might not have a sprawling space, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow fresh plants and flowers in your home.

Grey Gardens

A Pantone colour of the year for 2021 and one of the most popular paint colours for the home, but it has also been making its way into the garden. Whether you opt for grey patio paving, fence paint, gravel, or garden path, there are many ways you can tap into one of 2021’s biggest trends.

Cottage Gardens

The charming feel of an English country garden has a warm and inviting feel that many are looking to create in their own gardens this year. If you are looking to create this at home  consider planting roses, foxgloves, poppies, sweet peas, and delphiniums.

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