V. I. BUYS: Getting our garden ready for Spring ‘wish-list’

mamasVIB | V. I. BUYS: Getting the garden ready for Spring
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Not sure if it’s the brighter days we’ve been having but I’m feeling that Spring is finally on its way.

Working on Spring summer pages don’t help as all I have been looking at is bright, summery colours and fashions. It’s making me want to get outside yes, even from under my blanket on the sofa.

But, to be honest my outside has been a little neglected. We moved into our house a few years ago and the garden wasn’t high on our list of things to fix up. Now, Miss Marnie is a bit older though I’m wanting a another place for her to play and hang out.

I am no gardener – how I wish I was more green-fingered – but within a month or so isn’t it the perfect time to start planting seeds and bulbs to ensure your garden is full of colour come springtime?

Although, we have some lovely trees, hedges and flowering bushes in our small back garden – what I think I should concentrate on it getting it looking good with a few choice pieces of furniture and accessories.


A big tidy up, some mowing, pruning and clearing are in order to get the garden up together before I fill it with pretty things but of course looking is half the fun as really doesn’t it cheer up these final grey days?

Classic furniture, a good barbecue (I am not great at barbecues either so this little guide has come in handy), some soft furnishings and cute plant pots are just some of the things I need and want to make our outside space a little less drab.

My Spring Garden wish-list:

mamasVIB | V. I. BUYS: Getting the garden ready for Spring

1. Nordal garden chair £108 Amara

Nordal round garden table £136 Amara

2. Buschbeck Toscana masonry barbecue outdoor fireplace £569 Tesco Direct

3. Le Jardinier plant pots from selection at Homesense

4. Naples steamer chair £125 John Lewis

5. Wooden rope lantern £17.99 Homebase

6. Bug & Bee house £18.75 Laura Ashley

7. Cushions from a selection at Amara

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    February 26, 2016 / 7:34 am

    Love those cushions!
    You've inspired me to work on outdoor space

  2. March 1, 2016 / 11:22 am

    Love all of these!!!! I really want my outside patio area to look lovely this summer, I am excited for spring 🙂 Jess xx

  3. March 1, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    Love your picks, especially the garden chair

  4. March 2, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    Oh I love these picks, my garden has never managed to ever get some treatment think I will change that this summer, I love the cooker and the greens xx

  5. March 2, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Oh Bonnie I need that Naples chair, I was so excited about spring until today grrr snow! But I cant wait to have my garden summer ready, we spend so much time out there in the summer x

  6. March 5, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Ohmygoodness — that barbecue is AMAZING!!! Want it!!! I'm a sucker for dressing up our outside space as soon as the weather warms up. We definitely treat it like another room. Love these picks Bon — I can't wait for the warm weather to arrive! Thanks so much for linking up with us pet — much appreciated x #HomeEtc

  7. March 5, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    I love all your pics, but that barbecue in particular is stunning! I keep trying to persuade my husband that we NEED a pizza oven in the garden, I think I've almost succeeded! xx #HomeEtc

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