On a cold, wet and windy Sunday what better way to while away the dimming hours than a spot of garden research, dreaming of what may come next summer. When I write this I am not suggesting you follow every little trend and change your garden every year, unless you want to of course.

Acording to http://www.gardenmediagroup.com the coming trends for 2013 ‘Forces of Nature’ will direct how we garden.

Finding your bliss is the tempting title it highlights the:

  • Need for more real emotions and tactile experiences
  • Products being reinvented
  • Handmade, traditional & local
  • Nature as inspiration

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This seems to me to be the way things have been going over the past couple of years so what makes 2013 different?

American Express have shown spending will change with

  • New era of “pause and purchase”
  • Consumers develop a stronger attitude towards spending.
  • No longer focused primarily on cost
  • Defined more by values

I expect these trends will continue, and I am glad they will, as these are good ways to live not just garden.

Colour trends for the home are a good indication as designers bring the outside in creating rooms within the garden. Earthy natural colours are coming into force including olive greens, burnt oranges, ocean blues and rustic slate. As with many other trends garden design is often influenced by the fashion world so maybe the best way to pick out colour and style trends is by looking to fashion.

Well as the rain passes my attention turns to ‘The bomb-site’ as my garden has been affectionatly nicknamed. Plans are well underway and work has started on what is to be the terraced area.
Through my door have come 100 spring bulbs supplied by the good people at http://blog.spaldingbulb.co.uk. After signing up to blog reviews for them these are my first product and I am thoroughtly looking forward to planting them.
They are accompanied by two new clematis which look in lovely condition and the packaging they arrived in was better than most plants-by-post Ive had so far, good start.

Now where to put them maybe in the new terraces but not today I think as I might loose more to the wind than I end up planting.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]