At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 254
AT THE HEIGHT OF SUMMER, THERE'S NOTHING BETTER THAN
KICKING BACK AND ENJOYING YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE WITH
FRIENDS AND FAMILY - MAKE SURE YOURS IS READY TO HOST...
DECK THE WALLS
Paint isn't the only way to revamp a
garden wall - homeowners can introduce
'climber' plants to create a living decoration
for hard surfaces. Climbers are also
great for small gardens as they take up
hardly any space on the ground.
Evergreen climbers such as ivy and
assionflower rovide year-round green
cover, whereas seasonal climbers like
Virginia creeper and wisteria drop their
leaves in winter.
Climbers can be planted in any season
and all they need is a little TLC; water
regularly as the soil below walls doesn't
get a lot of rain, and prune by a third each
year to keep them healthy and encourage
Great outdoor spaces are more than
pleasing to the eye - fragrant plants
can provide delicate scents in sheltered
pockets of the garden.
er is the best season or sweetsmelling plants to thrive; for a quintessentially
English country garden theme plant peonies,
oriental lilies, and any type of rose (one
avourite is the c ear- ink ourbon rose
which is said to be the most scented of all
by rose experts).
Sweet peas can also be potted in small
containers and give off a retty flora scent.
254 | AUGUST 2017