Why do women love receiving flowers so much? I love the scent of lilies and coming home to a beautiful bouquet is the sweetest feeling. Unfortunately I don’t seem to receive them as often as I’d like. So, if your hubby isn’t providing the goods, think about how you can make yourself smile every day by planting your own flowers or creating your own hanging baskets. The lavender plant, vibrant with lilac hues, has a fragrant bud that you can rub on your pillow to aid sleep. The honey bees will be pleased to flock to your garden with this latest addition.
Make Your Garage More Aesthetically Pleasing
A car can be a bit of an eyesore on your drive, so can the sight of a clunky garage taking the attention from your hydrangeas and roses. If you want a place to store your lawnmowers, or a space to tinker with the bikes and car, there are some delightful timber garages built by Redmire Stables. They are easy on the eye, pleasing and secure. Keeping in with natural materials is ideal with the use of timber.
Grow Your Own Vegetables
Autumn is reminiscent of sizzling reds and rusting yellow leaves tumbling, kids kicking their wellington boots through piles of shed leaves. There is a nip in the air, and the chunky sweaters start to make an appearance. I love soups and autumnal root-vegetables are the perfect food leading up to winter. Butternut squash and leek and potato soups are all winter-warmers that you can source from your own little veg-patch. Growing pumpkins will also prove popular with the kids come Halloween. Get the kids involved in the process, simmer your tasty soup on your stove and feed to your family.
Add a Water Feature
The sound of water soothes and is a cleansing natural element. Adding a pond or a water feature can make your garden more appealing. You can even make your own water feature by recycling an old bath tub; by sinking in to the ground you have your own ready-made pond. Or, if you want a quirky feature for your garden then just use the tub as a house for a flowerbed, paint the tub a bright colour, fill with soil and watch the bulbs begin to flourish.
Biog: Lucy Dobson is a lifestyle blogger; she is especially interested in home and garden improvements.