Planning your garden room; floors and floor coverings; walls and wall coverings; soft furnishings; fixtures and furniture; accessories and decorations; living in the garden; practicalities; templates.
Tessa Evelegh is a journalist, creative stylist and author specialising in home style, craft and gardening. She is the Creative Editor of Practical Gardening magazine, where she write regular features on using plants and flowers in the home and garden, and she also contributes to The Telegraph magazine, BBC Good Food and Prima.
A garden is not just a place for plants. You need to sit in it, eat in it and give yourself a sense of privacy with fences and screens. Statuary, ornaments and lighting all combine to produce an individual feel and create a private sanctuary. This gloriously illustrated book gives tips on all these and more together with projects for both the amateur and more skilled craftsperson. Mosaic tables to dine at, weathered garden chairs to relax on, painted pots to enhance and complement plantings, shell edging to add a maritime feel to a sunny border. Inspirational ideas abound, each clearly explained and accompanied by the superb photographs of Debbie Patterson. Permanent features such as an alpine wheel, stone-effect wall masks and trellis arbours intermix with the more ephemeral tin can planters, raffia hearts and seasonal table centrepieces. Whatever your skill at handicrafts, there are projects to suit and they cover all tastes from cheery Mexican pots to delicate wire motifs. This book offers a wealth of ideas for either your own garden or to make as presents for horticultural friends. So let your imagination run free and create your own personal, pretty garden decorations to make your garden a true statement of you. - Lucy Watson