Cornwall LivingIssue #83

Is your garden on trend?

We catch up with Mid Cornwall Landscaping and get their take on gardening trends for 2019.

As the evenings draw out and the first signs of spring appear, it’s time to remember that there’s a garden outside of those closed doors! Whether it’s established or a new project, the team at Mid Cornwall Landscaping Ltd share their top tips on this year’s gardening trends.

Bring the inside out

With our increasingly busy lifestyles, we should consider the garden an outside room – an extension of the house. This way, it becomes our sanctuary, a place to unwind and make the most of the outdoor lifestyle that many of us love about living in Cornwall. More than ever the garden is becoming our sitting room, kitchen and dining room and this year, outdoor seating, fire pits, hideaways and outdoor kitchens will continue to be a priority.

Grow your own

Many of us are increasing the amount of fresh fruit and veg that we eat, so why not grow your own? Not only can you ensure your food’s provenance, it’s incredibly satisfying eating what you’ve grown. Whether you’re just beginning or are an experienced ‘allotmenteer’, growing your own is only
set to grow in popularity, whether it’s in pots, ornamental borders or dedicated vegetable gardens.

Add some colour

Although the palette of cool pastels and silvers remains popular, hot reds, yellows and oranges are making a comeback, with species like dahlias and chrysanthemums gaining popularity. Planted against a dark foliage backdrop or contrasting coloured wall or fence, they make a real statement. Alternatively, a colourful piece of furniture on a dark slate patio can look fabulous!

Go natural

Instead of trying to tame your natural environment, why not work with it instead? Even the smallest corner can be given over to promote bio-diversity; an area of grass can be left to grow longer or sown with wild flowers. Many of the popular perennials and grasses are ideal for providing habitat and food sources to attract birds and insects. Making landscaping choices in harmony with nature can be incredibly rewarding and certainly does not mean compromise!

Mid Cornwall Landscaping are there to help you with all your garden and landscaping needs for 2019, offering advice, design and even a full planting and construction service. Why not give the team a call and get your project off the ground?


Get exotic

In Cornwall’s sub-tropical climate, many exotic plants can survive and thrive, a trend that’s steadily on the rise. Why not consider introducing something exotic to your garden?

"the team at Mid Cornwall Landscaping Ltd share their top tips on this year’s gardening trends"