Monday, 2 August 2010

Gardens & Garden Furniture




I like these gardens pictured above because to me they are informal. I don't want a formal garden. I want one which is filled with lots of different plants just like these are. I also adore the gravel pathways which to me seem less formal than paving. The chairs in the top image remind me of the furniture we are now stocking at Black & Spiro which is all handmade by a lovely man down South using timber from his property.


Here are some of the pieces which we are having made at the moment. We are having them custom painted for us in lots of different bright colours. We currently have some white rectangular side tables and one orange round table at the shop.

15 comments:

Tara Dillard said...

The lines of the gardens shown are quite formal. Plantings & choice of materials soften the lines.

Most clients tell me they don't want a formal landscape then show me pictures of what they do want, and it's all formal.

Smiling inwardly I give them what they want & never use the word 'formal'.

Garden & Be Well, XO TAra

pve design said...

I want one of those messy looking gardens with things spilling over, like bloozy curtains on the floor.
pve

Peta said...

I can't wait to see that furniture in those bright colours! It's going to look fantastic!

kirstyb said...

thanks for sharing xxxxx

Sally-Ann @ a beautiful space said...

I'm sure you will create a beautiful garden Anna. Love the garden furniture.I could see it in my country garden just the way it is (unpainted). I'm sure it will do very well. Can't wait to see what colours you paint it.SAx

Elaine said...

You're getting great ideas and items. Can't wait to see your garden grow. I'm always thinking of things for my yard, but it's hard for me to break into the grass and make a sitting area or whatever.

Faux Fuchsia said...

Dear A

I love a messy garden-even these are too neat for me! Plus the messier it is the more it hides damage inflicted by varmints eating your nicest flower buds and choicest ornamental leaves. I also really embrace texture and I have to rely on varigated plants for colour given I only get about 2 whole minutes of sun a day. I love a gravel path too. I once almost killed myself shovelling a whole truckload of gravel onto my garden paths. By myself. In summer. FF x

Elizabeth said...

Anna, the table is beautiful. Is it whitewashed or natural?

Anna Spiro said...

Yes, that's the look I want Patricia...that's it!!

xx
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Elizabeth, the one pictured is natural but we have them done in any finish. They are so gorgeous in the flesh!!

jlonit said...

I really like this table - natural state and all. Lovely

Nolasquita said...

Hi, I love garden. The second picture is wonderful. Andrea

Tony Destroni said...

hi good day ! nice garden you have . very creative chairs . unique because its made of branches i think . i love to have this one at my garden perfect for my wind spinner nice combination . thank you for the post .

Mia said...

Hi,
The plant you were asking about above is Pride of Madiera. They are fairly drought tolerant and are common here in Southern California. They do get quite large and have purple, true blue and light blue flowers.

Kids Clothes said...

I used to have a garden back when I was living in my country. Of course nothing special but it was everything we needed. Such a common thing in all the villages and small cities in Greece. Now that I live in London it is such a rare thing.