Create the perfect gardener’s retreat

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  • Fancy creating your very own French-style bolthole right outside your back door? Or perhaps you would rather transform your plot with the quintessential cottage-garden look. Many of us crave a garden retreat that we can escape to when life gets tough. So whether you’re totally green fingered or a city slicker, we’ve got your outside space covered. Don’t forget to add all-important charm with quirky touches – hunt out garden signs, unusual pots or a statue. Even if you only have a small garden, you can still create a mini garden retreat. Brighten a quiet corner with a fresh lick of paint, cheery doormats and displays of spring bulbs. Display an array of kitsch and quirky accessories, such as this birdhouse for a scheme that wouldn’t look out of place in a country garden.

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