The weather finally turned and I’m not going to lie we were all just a little bit pleased on the nursery especially as most of the rain seemed to be during the night and boy did the rain come down, it was such a dry summer and although its great for being in the garden, its not great for our field production and at this time of year our attention starts to turn to our fields. Over the summer months we potter away, clipping, tying up and keeping the fields as clean as possible but at this time we start to plan for lifting and grading our field crops ready for lifting and a little late season growth is always aided by some rain alongside warmer temperatures.
We have been completing lots of designs and builds over the last couple of weeks and although our design service is booked until the mid October for consultations and well into November for full designs its now that we start to think about trends for the coming year and what products including stone, pots, furniture, garden accessories as well as plants and trees, although to be honest the trends for plants and trees has been something we always work on up to three years in advance. Stone products change every couple of years and the products with a little more colour seem to be the most popular again for next year, a mix of classic stone colours with splashes of colour from tiles and warmer timber effect products to brighten up the feel of the garden base. As with interiors trends come and go and although neutrals are always in fashion and whites and off-whites are something you can’t go wrong with, I do believe the next two years colour will be much more visible and tactile and textured is definitely something that we can see more and more of.
I am so over just greys and although there is always a place for it and we are still continuing to design tables and coffee tables in a concrete grey finish and terraces in grey porcelain and granite we are planning to team them with big punches of colour and our palette for 2023 is much more full on oranges, crystal blues and shades of raspberry pink and this will continue into the tiles we use, the furniture cushions and even into the varieties of flowering plants that we have been growing ready. Oranges and yellows that have been less popular over the last ten years are going to make a real comeback into our gardens alongside the green backdrops and splashes rather than riots of colour. Cannas are big for 2023 a plant that packs a big punch, Phormiums and Heucheras as well as Crocosmia and Geums just to name a few but I will be putting my guide to 2023 trends for the garden together over the coming weeks.
We have lots of new things to share with you over the coming weeks, its been a really exciting time for us and Ian and I are so very grateful for all the support we are given by our loyal customers and lots of family and friends in the projects we have been working on, its been a hard slog but we are almost there and our New UK Nursery is up and running and the Website is just getting the final finishing touches.