How to Transform Your Garden on a Budget

As it’s been a crude winter you’ll see that most of my plants have died or toppled over…

dead plants in the garden

My poor poor chili plant.

Moving on…

Ocean loans asked me to take up the challenge and give my garden a revamp on a budget.

So, as I’ve recently fell in love with black features in the garden I started by putting together a Pinterest board that will give you a bit of an idea about my obsession;

Follow Alina’s board FPP #Black #Garden #Features on Pinterest.

I hope you enjoyed that because I absolutely love the contrast between the black, green and brickwork, as well as stone and wood.

I think it all started at the B&Q press event, last month, when I saw this DIY trellis and hanging planters;

black DIY trellis from B&Q press event green plants and shrubbery in black plant pots

Anyway, I can’t afford to buy an outdoor, massive black trellis (or the good weather to make one DIY style, although I was very tempted!) or buy really large planters, so I painted my DIY ladder black. You may have seen it during Christmas time when I gave it a festive look, but now that it’s spring I’ve modernised it and brought it to life in the garden.

black ladder for outdoors garden ideas on a budget garden outdoors contrast of black trellis ladder with plants and plant pot flowering cactus in an egg hanger easter spring black garden feature ideas with plants and pink flowers

I went into B&Q and got most of my things, from plants, pots and soil to paint and string that props my pomegranate up. Buying practical items to fix the bigger pieces that I already have or painting and upcycling old items makes my garden makeover budget friendly!

It’s just a start but look how much difference I’ve made in one corner with some new plants and accessories 🙂

What will you be doing this spring to your garden and what do you think of the new black trend outdoors?



Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.

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