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Indoor out door living: Enjoy your garden

February 16th 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
Indoor out door living: Enjoy your garden

According to House Beautiful there will be a continued trend for gardening and outdoor living throughout 2017. However this year they predict that there will be more of a focus on convenience gardening and low maintenance spaces, as people want to enjoy the outdoors but have realised that they need to fit gardening in with their busy schedules. Gardening can be very therapeutic and also good exercise, so what’s not to love? If you have a garden big or small you can still enjoy your outside space.

There has also been a rise in gardening in small spaces as urban dwellers have become more environmentally concerned and also more conscious of the health benefits they can enjoy from gardening. Whether it be planting up pots with perennials or planting up a few vegetables and herbs, it’s possible to enjoy a bit of gardening in the smallest of spaces by using pots and other containers.

Unlike previous generations before research from Wyevale Garden Centres also shows that young budding gardeners tend to go for convenience planting such as buying pre-planted pots to give instant colour to outside spaces all year around.

If you want to bring a bit of outdoors inside your home then go for greenery with large leaves, Wyevale suggest plants such as Calatheas and Monstera.

Due to bad weather conditions in 2016 there have been some shortages in a number of vegetables available, with courgettes particularly being hard to get hold of, so they have predicted that more people will try to grow their own this year.

The big trend for 2017 is shrubs, which according to Wyevale will take over from perennials this year. They say that the Virbunum Kilimanjaro Sunrise and Hebe are two of the shrubs that will do well all year around.

If you are looking for a property where you can enjoy some gardening then Goodfellows has this covered. This five bedroom property for sale with Goodfellows Carshalton Beeches has a lovely garden and is located in one of Carshalton Beeches most sought after roads, close to both primary and secondary schools and within walking distance of Carshalton Beeches station with direct links to the City, and to the local shops, restaurants and amenities.

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The property has been thoughtfully extended and extensively refurbished to provide bright, comfortable family accommodation over three floors. On the ground floor the high quality, fully integrated kitchen is open to the dining and family area with bi-folding doors opening onto the garden and under floor heating throughout. In addition there is a spacious sitting room with period details and a wood burner effect gas fire, a study with window over looking the garden, downstairs cloakroom and a utility area. On the second floor there are four good sized bedrooms, one of which has fitted wardrobes together with a fully tiled en-suite shower room. There is also a fully tiled family bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and under floor heating. The master suite occupies the second floor and consists of a spacious bedroom with shuttered windows and built in black out blinds, a walk-in wardrobe and a fantastic en-suite bathroom with an individually designed stained glass window, large shower cubicle, free-standing bath and mood lighting. Outside the rear garden extends to over 100 feet with a raised lawn, flower and shrub borders, children's play area and a paved patio which stretches the width of the property; and to the front there is a garage and ample off street parking. Offers in excess of £825,000.

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For more information to arrange a viewing please follow this link or call Goodfellows Carshalton Beeches on 020 8773 2424.

Source: http://www.housebeautiful.co.uk/garden/news/a1257/gardening-and-outdoor-living-trends-2017/