We get into the habit, do we not, of spending all the day at the office, or doing chores indoors at home? At weekends we are are so busy shopping that the only time we spend outside is mowing the lawn and raking leaves. Things were not meant to be like this, and its time to make a change.
I had a friend who worked with professional gardeners in London once. He told me that a quiet place to sit outside a City home could add the same value as a new bathroom. I do not know about that though, but it still sounds like a good idea.
First, we need to find a shady spot outside away from the sun’s rays – ozone depletion is a worry, and we must take good care of our skin. There is no point in trying to find a gardener to plant an instant tree. We want satisfaction now, and not at a huge price either. If you do not have a tree, then why not an umbrella? At least, that way you could read outside on a peaceful rainy day.
The furniture needs to be robust enough to withstand wind and weather. This cuts the choice down to cast-alloy or wood. To my mind, wood looks better in a garden and is cheaper too – but will you maintain it properly?
Enough of work and thinking about landscaper quotes, let’s sit out in the garden. Shall it be breakfast at eight, canapés for lunch or a barbeque in the evening? You will find me in the garden, just relaxing with the birds.