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Relax In Your Garden

By admin On December 17, 2008 Under Garden Design

If you like to relax in your garden at the end of the day, why not treat yourself to a gazebo? Think of it as an open-air ‘room’ for enjoying yourself in. It’s not as posh as a summerhouse, and it’s not as basic as a shed. You don’t keep your gardening gear in it, though you’ll probably want to put garden furniture in it for the summer. It’s the perfect place to sit and unwind with a bottle of wine and a bowl of olives when you get home from work on a warm summer’s evening. It’ll give you years of pleasure, and I bet if you get one, you’ll reckon it is your best gardening buy of the year.

What is best about gazebo’s is the lovely ‘home from home’ feeling you get-a bit like camping in the garden. You can make it as comfy as you like. Have a seat with lots of cushions, and a pine cupboard to keep a few essentials in. I’d certainly want to eat out in my gazebo, so a barbecue nearby is essential. Rustle up a few lamb kebabs after work and sit up talking and drinking half the night. Grow a few evergreen herbs like rosemary, French lavender and thyme somewhere handy and chuck the woody herb twigs that are too tough for cooking onto the coal when they start dying down. The scent of the warm herbs is an ideal finish to the night.

When you want to stay out after dark on a nice evening, hang a few garden lanterns with nightlights in them inside or around the gazebo. They add lots of atmosphere, which is great if you have friends round, and even better for a quiet romantic evening for two. You can also get giant candles, which look nice and colourful-just stick them into a border or into big containers of plants as contemporary decorations when they are not being used. But what you must have around a gazebo are some plants, a few pale-coloured flowers in the garden and around the gazebo will show up well at nights.

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