Creating A Stylish Garden Space

Your garden is probably the last thing on your mind right now. After all, we are now at the end of Summer, and with a few days respite in between, it’s been a rather wet Summer at that. The rain probably means your garden is still looking pretty good in terms of the lawn and plants, but as gardening enthusiasts will tell you, looking after your garden is an all year round full on job. The urge to have a stylish garden, a beautiful outdoor space is always there, it is an extension of your home and can be enjoyed whatever the season.

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is as your garden needs to look its best three-hundred and sixty-five days of the year. To make that happen, take a look at the tips below.

Seek Professional Help

If you love your garden, but don’t actually enjoy gardening, or find the job too big, you can find a professional gardener to help with the job. You can find a whole range of gardening professionals that offer a wide type of garden service, from landscaping on a grand scale, to simply coming and cutting the lawn and weeding every few weeks. This is great if you work during the day and feel that your garden is neglected during the Winter months.

Add Colour

A garden without colour is a garden that is missing a spark. The colour is essential because it brings everything to life and makes it look as vivid and as rich as possible. When it comes to style, you want people to look at your garden and think ‘wow.’ Well, with the right colour scheme, they will do exactly that as the shades will blow them away. Concentrate on the plants to begin with as they are the supplementary colours, and make sure they mix with the lawn. The green of the lawn should dominate, so everything needs to play second fiddle and merge seamlessly. One of my favourite blooms is the tulip, which can come in a range of stunning colours and are pretty easy to grow (just find a sunny spot that is protected from the wind and has good drainage.) Your tulip bulbs should be planted in late Autumn (November time) in soil that has good drainage and will then flower as the ultimate Spring Flower that can help create a riot of colour in your garden.


Buy Garden Furniture

Again, garden furniture is practical, but it also takes up a lot of space. It is important to note that filling space is hard as you need to get the right balance. Fill too little and there is something missing, yet fill too much and it looks untidy and messy. The key is to buy a small amount of large furniture. That way, you don’t look as if you are using too much, but you are also filling the space. There are plenty of options, but rattan garden furniture is among the best.


Invest In Lighting

Gardens are not just for the daytime – they are also for the night-time. To enjoy your garden when the sun goes down, you need to be able to see what you are doing! Obviously, you need light for a practical purpose, but it also has another purpose. Garden lights are brilliant at creating atmosphere, and atmosphere goes a long way to setting the perfect style and tone. The key is not to put them down anywhere on a whim. You should think about it strategically and place them where the dark is most prominent, and where the most colour is in the garden. That way, you can illuminate the best areas of the garden and create contrast.

lihtsFollow these tips and you will have the most stylish garden in the neighbourhood.

Dress lucky for your night at the bingo

Bingo is one of those guilty pleasures that you can’t help but love. Every night out at the bingo with friends always descends into complete hilarity, and win or lose, you are guaranteed a great time.

Of course, with the rise of online casinos and betting sites, bingo has become more popular than ever, and people have been searching for ways to beat the odds and improve their luck at bingo. Is it really possible?

Play with free money

Most games involve some blend of skill and luck, but before we get into that, there is one consideration that can seriously affect your chances – and that is where you play. If you are out for the night with friends, the cost is what it is, but online it is a different matter. Bingo Sites UK is a site that lists all the new sites with promotions for you to see what is available. With sites offering bonuses as high as £100, it is the best way of making your money last longer and coming out a winner.

Luck or skill

Let’s be clear about the fact that bingo is a game of luck. There are some money games where you can use skill and strategy to improve your chances of winning – card games such as poker and blackjack are good examples. But in bingo, the numbers appear at random and there is no strategy in the world that will increase your win rate. In that way, it is more like roulette, where the ball could stop on any number.

That being the case, there is only one thing for it – improving your luck.

Dressing lucky

Some say there are things you can wear that will attract good luck. Is it all superstition or is there really something behind it? The universe operates in mysterious ways, and one thing is for sure, it certainly can’t do any harm.

What’s your lucky colour?

Numerologists believe that your date of birth holds the secret to which colour harmonises with your own personal aura to balance your energy, reduce stress and even improve your luck. All you have to do is add every digit in your date of birth. So if you were born on 09/12/1983, it’s 9+1+2+1+9+8+3 = 33. Then add the digits again till you get a single number – in this case, 3+3 =6. Now all you have to do is see which colour corresponds to your number on the following list:

  1. Yellow
  2. Blue
  3. Purple
  4. Red
  5. Orange
  6. Green
  7. White
  8. Light blue
  9. Brown


Lucky patterns

There is plenty of mysticism surrounding patterns and designs, particularly in many ancient Chinese designs. If you take a look around you next time you are in the bingo hall, you will be surprised how many you notice on t-shirts, and some people even wear them as tattoos. Perhaps the best known is . Pronounced “fu,” it literally means good fortune, wealth and  good luck – exactly what you need for a successful night at the bingo!


A Printable Snowman Activity

One more day! Just one more day and we officially land in December, and then even the grumpiest of Bah! Humbugs have to acknowledge that it is very nearly Christmas. The tree can be put up without the chance of disapproving looks, the advent calendar can start to be opened, and you can get out all those strange drinks that you only ever drink at Christmas (Snowball, Advocat, Babycham – you know the ones.)

This year you can get into the Christmas spirit with some old-fashioned dice and card games provided by Betfair Slots. The printable game featured below is called roll a snowman and is a fun and simple game that all the family can enjoy together and is suitable for any number of players. So why don’t you turn off the TV and get involved with this printable dice game, enjoying Christmas fun in the old fashioned way – with not an i-pad in sight.