Well, it’s been a long time coming but I think we can all see spring on the horizon so when Dobbies garden centre asked me to style with their #springblooms I was extremely excited to get some colour in the garden.
After the long long winter and the incessant rain it was an absolute pleasure to be in the garden planting up my new spring blooms and styling my pride and joy. If you didn’t already know I have a new garden studio where I like to hang out! My lovely husband finished it for me just before Christmas but other than filling it I haven’t had a chance to properly use it thanks to the weather. I decided to use my plants to brighten it up and make it feel more welcoming for my couples who come for consultations.
When I went to Dobbies one of the first things I spotted were these gorgeous terrazzo style planters, if you read my post on my love for marble you would have seen that I am a little obsessed with all things of this ilk at the moment so they went straight in the trolley!
I also love anything vintage (as you know) and I am always drawn to galvanised planters so I picked some up and used one on the side of the studio and some for the smaller plants.
Choosing the plants was the most difficult part because of the enormity in stock. I knew there had to be a Hydrangea as they are my ultimate favourite so I choose a stunning white one. I have been loving all of the Hellebores popping up in the front garden so when I saw the beautiful ‘Candy Love’ variety I knew they would be perfect in the new planters. I wanted to stick to a colour scheme of pinks and whites but as soon as I saw the bright orange Ranunculus I knew they would inject that important pop of colour to lift everything.
One thing that I love to do is to plant up my new #springblooms in vintage containers and I use all sorts of things like old tins, architectural salvage and gardenalia. I think including these with new planters gives the garden character and makes it unique. I am also obsessed with anything remotely shabby and worn so nothing gets thrown away!
I also got an Ivy to trail, some gorgeous Scabious and who doesn’t feel happy when they see a Marguerite Daisy?
Our local Dobbies garden centre has long been a favourite with us as a family, many an hour has been spent there looking at the fishes, eating the delicious scones and of course the kids generally being dragged along while I pick plants every year! I love how these new blooms have transformed my garden studio and I shall be back for more to go inside, I promise I will try really hard not to kill anything too! With National Gardening Week coming up (wc 30th April) you should get yourself outside and plant a bit of colour too.