It's been a typically tempestuous Spring so far here in the UK, with April well and truly crashing out with a crescendo of hail and thunder storms over the weekend. Despite these meteorological tantrums, my mind is still firmly focussed on the Summer and a return to intermittent outdoor living.
At about this time of year I tend to make a mental note of how I'll be using our garden throughout the Summer, with the number one priority being R&R. What does this mean? Plenty of comfort factor thrown in with lashings of textiles so I can sit, lay, read and snooze without a care in the world, naturally!
I also love to entertain guests in our cottage garden (weather permitting of course), so choosing the perfect table and chairs was another key priority, complete with a canopy as shelter from the midday sun. And for those balmy Summer nights, I love the magic of fairy lights, which I'll subtly entwine with our palms and shrubs - to emanate a starry sky.
Do you have any big plans for your garden this Summer?
Happy May folks!
Images (from top) 1/ IKEA 2/ Pinterest 3/ The Design Villa 4/ Gardenista
5/ Vogue (Francois Halard) 6/ IKEA 7/ House Doctor