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Patio Pots or Balcony Containers?

Patricia Pascoe

Patio Pots or Balcony Containers?

  • How to get rid of weeds the eco friendly way
  • Summer Home Décor Trends 2019
  • Black and White

This week I’ve been looking at summer trends in both home décor and gardening.

Patio Pots or Balcony Containers

Are you updating your garden or balcony space for Summer/Autumn with new pots and flowers, like me?  As usual, I checked out the garden centres for some typically traditional British plants. One of the garden centres stated, “old time favourites are seeing a resurgence as gardeners go for tried and tested classics.”  My two preferences from the long list of recommendations are white cosmos and the white busy lizzies. And here are some of my favourite Palm Pot and Peony flower decoupaged containers, pots and bowls for my patio which will highlight the white flowers and green plants.

Patio planters

patio plant pots

How to get rid of weeds the eco-friendly

A great bit of information I found this week was to use baking soda (not baking powder which is chemically different – it’s especially useful for killing weeds between patio slabs

2019 Summer Home Décor Tends

It seems from my web searches that the principle summer home decor trend of 2019 is
what the designers call, “a truly timeless design trend” - black and white furnishings.

So, here’s some ideas to help you follow the trend from Palm Pot and Peony’s elegant Black and White Collection.

black and white home decor

August Birth Flowers

Gladioli is the flower for those born in August. It’s also known as the Sword Flower. The Poppy is often used as a birth flower as well.

July/August Celebrations

I didn’t know there were so many celebratory days, but I must admit ice cream really appeals.

National Blueberry Month

National Anti-Boredom Month

National Cell Phone Courtesy Month

National Ice Cream Month


National Picnic Month

12 – 18 National Allotment Week

Best wishes from me and the PPP Crew!

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