Quick ways to do up your garden for summer + WIN £100 Wickes gift card

do up your garden for summer

We may be well into summer, but there’s still time to give your garden a mini makeover to get it looking its best for your last few family BBQs. No need to splash out – we’ve put together a list of quick and easy ways to spruce up your garden on a budget. 

We’ve teamed up with Wickes to bring you a few easy ways to get your garden looking fresh and renewed without spending a fortune. In fact, everything on the list can be yours for under £50, or even less with one of Savoo’s Wickes deals! Plus, every time you use one of our Wickes voucher codes you’ll be raising extra donations for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Even better, you could be in with a chance of winning an amazing £100 Wickes gift card. You’ll have to keep reading to find out how…

Redo the lawn

With the summer heat, it doesn’t take much for the lawn to start looking scorched and unhappy. Try using some Evergreen Lawncare for a strong, healthy lawn to protect it from the sun, as well as from all your family and friends when they’re enjoying your garden party.

Alternatively, if you’re in a hurry and your lawns already taken on too much damage, why not start fresh with some Rolawn grass turf. At just £6.99 per square metre, your garden will look brand new in a jiffy with this hard-wearing, low-maintenance turf.

Savoo’s Picks:

wickes lawn turf

Time spent: 1 – 3 hours 

Evergreen Complete 4in1 Lawn Care Tub – £10

Rolawn Grass Turf Roll – £6.99

Define your flower beds

Once your lawn’s looking its best, why not add a little something to your flower beds to make them look defined and neat? Wickes has plenty of budget-friendly wooden edging which can transform your flowerbeds in no time at all. 

For a sweet, classic cottage feel, pick up some of the picket fence style borders for just £6, or try something a little more modern like these Rowlinson timber sleepers for just £10 per 1.2m. They’re incredibly quick and easy to put down and will give your garden an instant touch of clean, cool design. 

Savoo’s Picks:

wickes flowerbed borders

Time spent: 1-2 hours

Wickes Timber Picket Fence Style Border Edging – £6

Rowlinson Timber Sleepers – £10

Create a new pebble path or feature

Add some structure and design to your garden in a flash with some decorative gravel. Grab some classic gravel for just £3, or some stylish modern slate chippings for just £8 depending on your style. Combine this with some flower bed edging logrolls to create an easy garden path for under £20, or maybe a stylish rock garden full of trendy cacti and aloe plants. 

Or why not use some decorative stones and pebbles to create an eye-catching artistic feature to make your garden really stand out? Let your imagination run wild and get creative.

Savoo’s Picks:

garden pebble gravel design

Time spent: 1 hour

Staffordshire Pink Decorative Aggregate – £3

Wickes Decorative Beach Pebbles – £9

Easy Fix Spiked Border Log Roll – £5

Wickes Blue Slate Chippings – £8

Screen off the mess

Hide those less attractive parts of the garden like the compost heap or the shed with some simple wooden screening. Grab some fern screens for just £21 or some taller reed screening for £13 to hide bits of the garden you’d rather visitors not see with this super easy solution. Plus it can provide you with some extra shade and privacy while blending seamlessly with your garden.

Savoo’s Picks:

fern reed garden screens

Time spent: 30 minutes

Apollo Black Fern Screening – £21

Wickes Reed Garden Screening – £13

Add a lick of paint

You don’t have to completely tear up your deck or put in a new fence – sometimes all it takes is a splash of colour or some fresh treatment to get your wooden furniture and fences looking like new. For a natural look, add some wood stain to your deck to protect it from the elements and give it a breath of new life. Or why not go bold by opting for a bright, exciting colour to make your fence, deck or even garden furniture look vibrant and eye-catching? 

Savoo’s Picks:

wickes outdoor paint

Time spent: 2 hours

Wickes Quick Drying Woodstain – £12.50

Garden Shades Matt Wood Treatment – £11

Give your plants room to climb

Once your wooden fence and garden furniture are looking their best, why not add a trellis to hide any walls and give your plants more room to grow? A classic Wickes trellis costs as little as £17.50 and will give a great new focal point to what used to be a boring corner of the garden. 

Or if you feel like spending a little more, pick up one of these elegant willow obelisks to add some extra decoration which is practical, natural and elegant. Imagine a stunning rose, blooming Clematis or sweet-smelling Jasmine climbing up them for a picturesque, lush setting for you to relax in.

Savoo’s Picks:

garden trellis and obellisk

Time spent: 20 minutes

Heavy Duty Fan Trellis Autumn Gold – £17.50

Forest Garden Concentric Willow Obelisk (pack of 2) – £30.50

Same plant, new pots

Speaking of plants – why not give them a new home while adding some more decoration to your garden? Grab a few hanging baskets for just £2.50 each or some elegant and colourful basic pots for just £3 each. For a country-chic look, try the oakwood effect plant pots for £6, or go really rustic and add a unique twist to your planting by upcycling some old bits and bobs to make free flowerpots. 

You can really get creative with this – after all, anything can be refashioned into a flowerpot, and it’s free! Old teacups, jars, watering-cans or even old boots can make the perfect new home for your favourite plants or fresh cuttings. 

Savoo’s Picks:

garden flowerpots

Time spent: 30 minutes

Growers Hanging Basket – £2.50

Stewarts Essentials Planter – £2

Oakwood Effect Plant Pot – £6

Add some new life

Although it may be too late to grow anything new from scratch, you can still pick up a few new plants pre-grown to fill those gaps and make your garden look really thriving with life. A blackberry or raspberry bush will only set you back £9.99, with a gooseberry bush only costing £12.99 – though you’ll have to wait until next year to try their fresh fruit. 

Take a look at Wickes’ plants and shrubs to add a dash of extra colour and foliage to your garden. Or if you’re thinking ahead, take some cuttings of your favourite plants and plant them around your flowerbeds ready for next year. Don’t forget to treat them to the best feed with this multi-purpose compost!

Savoo’s Picks: 

wickes plants and scrubs

Time spent: 30 minutes

Unwins Xenia Gooseberry Bush – £10.99

Unwins Ruby Beauty Raspberry Bush – £9.99

Wickes Multi-Purpose Compost – £4

Add a little light

Make sure your guests can admire the flowers well into those long summer evenings by illuminating the garden with some garden lights. These twinkling fairy lights are solar-powered and can be yours for just £4.99. Hang them on trees, bushes, on the trellis or around your garden furniture for added ambience to a magical summer evening. 

Or light up the whole garden with these sleek modern solar-powered spotlights. Stick them straight into the ground to provide you with hours of light for just £3.99 each. 

Savoo’s Picks:

garden lights

Time spent: 10 minutes

Cole & Bright 50 Bulb Solar String Light – £4.99

Cole & Bright Stainless Steel Single Solar Spotlight – £3.99

Clear weeds in a flash

Get rid of those nasty weeds in a hurry with some basic weedkiller for just £4. It’s ready to use right out of the bottle, simply spray on the offending weeds or over your patio and within 24 hours they’ll be gone. It’s cheap, easy and makes a world of difference to your garden. You’ll be amazed at how much better it looks weed-free. Careful though – you don’t want it getting too close to the plants you want to keep!

Or if you want a more natural way to kill your weeds, check out our cheap DIY gardening hacks blog for more easy tips and tricks. 

Savoo’s Picks:

resolva weedkiller

Time spent: 10 minutes

Westland Resolva Path & Patio Weedkiller Ready to Use Spray – £4

Create a DIY BBQ pit

Who says a good looking BBQ has to cost a fortune? You can create your very own charcoal BBQ for just £35 which will last you for years to come. All you need are some basic bricks (which cost just £0.56 each) and some general purpose cement for £4.02. The package itself comes with a large chrome-plated grill along with an ash catcher tray and charcoal grid. Light up the barbie and get those burgers sizzling for the whole family. 

Savoo’s Picks:

DIY BBQ pit

Time spent: 4 hours

Class B Red Engineering Brick – £0.56

Landmann Do It Yourself Charcoal BBQ – £35

Blue Circle General Purpose Cement – £4.02

Raise free donations for Alzheimer’s Research UK while you spruce up your garden for less 

We’ve teamed up with Wickes to help you get the best deals on your garden DIY essentials while also raising a little extra for Alzheimer’s Research UK. From Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August, we’re giving double donations directly to Alzheimer’s Research UK, so for every £100 you spend, £4 will be donated to charity at no extra cost to you.  

So whether you’re getting your garden ready for a bank holiday BBQ, a paddling pool party or just want to enjoy the sun in your stunning new garden, make sure you use one of our amazing Wickes deals to give to charity for free as you shop at no extra hassle to yourself. What a great excuse to finally get started on those DIY gardening projects before the summer ends! 

To help you make your DIY dreams a reality, check out Wickes’ handy how to guides on everything from building a raised deck to laying and maintaining turf. Don’t forget to take a look at our latest home and garden vouchers and offers for more ways to save on your garden makeover. 

WIN a £100 Wickes voucher

Now you’ve got loads of great new ideas of how to do up your garden and your DIY juices are flowing, how does winning a £100 Wickes voucher sound to get you started? To enter, simply comment below telling us what you want to change about your garden. This competition closes on the 4th August at 23:59, so make sure you get your entries in now. Good luck everyone! 

This post was written and created by Savoo in return for a £100 Wickes giveaway voucher.

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  1. Rachel Manning

    4 months ago

    Our garden is an ongoing project the patio is done but we have decking, artificial grass and borders to complete cant wait to get it finished now.

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    1. Lois

      4 months ago

      I would love to put together a little vegetable patch to grow with my three children. (7, 5 & 2 years).

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    2. Hazel Rea

      4 months ago

      Some of our flowerbeds have encroached rather a lot into the lawn so we want cut them back, resow the grass which has been killed and put down proper edging to make sure it doesn’t happen again!

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    3. MARGARET GARROD

      4 months ago

      I would like to neaten the lawn edge and put some of that featured decorative pink aggregrate between the lawn and the block paving.

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    4. Amanda

      4 months ago

      I need to get some of the Reed garden screening to hide our unsightly bins.

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    5. Caroline Hunter

      4 months ago

      I love the idea of a pebble path, it looks very good. I’d plant some flowers in it 🙂

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    6. brenda rump

      4 months ago

      i would love to create a patio and extend our lawn

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    7. James Travis

      4 months ago

      Love to get a BBQ sorted for the patio, as we’ve sorted the garden out

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    8. Alexander Winton

      4 months ago

      Everything. Garden a bit of a mess

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    9. Alex R

      3 months ago

      We need to put up a small fence in our front garden to stop dogs using it as a toilet. We’d like to get rid of the small area of grass altogether and do something more interesting with it!

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  2. Davina Mellon

    4 months ago

    We haven’t changed our garden since we moved in 3 years ago – it desperately needs some love!

    I would gut out the overgrown borders in our front garden, put down some slate chippings and pop some flower pots on top.

    I would also create a little herb garden by the back door with rosemary, thyme and mint.

    Last but not least I would lay down a new patio, as our current one is very wonky!!

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  3. Tracey Bright

    4 months ago

    I want to make a patio area so I can put my bbq and garden seating set on to entertain with family now that the rogue builders have finished cladding my house and trashed my garden!!

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    1. Margaret GALLAGHER

      4 months ago

      Screen off unsightly areas mainly where recycle bins are – loving Wicks gardening screening

      Love to add character too with a BBQpit with focal lighting

      So much I can do
      Thanks for the incentive

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  4. Lorna Marsden

    4 months ago

    I would like to create more space by removing our large shedand create a garden with a pond and lovely flowerw

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  5. Hayley Cooper

    4 months ago

    I would love to be able to move the shed to the bottom of the garden to free up some patio space and get a nice table and chairs in so we can enjoy sitting outside in the summer

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  6. Jannette Roden

    4 months ago

    We have a odd shaped area (bit like a kidney shape) in between the garage and shed it is edged with brickwork and filled with soil, I really need to do something with that

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  7. Siobhan Scott

    4 months ago

    The lower patio definitely needs some TLC it needs to be pulled up and relaid as it’s become uneven and the weeds like to grow up through which are difficult to keep down. The slabs are still good and are looking lovely and weathered so can be recycled. I’d like to create some new raised flower beds to define the area between the lawn and the upper patio area. Another job to complete by the autumn is to repaint the summer house and teak oil the chairs.

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  8. CJ Ferguson

    4 months ago

    I really need to treat the lawn. It’s mainly clover and weeds. I’d replace the very basic flagstones with a proper patio and add some life with some new plants.

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  9. Zoey H

    4 months ago

    Some great ideas. For us I’d love to grow more veg and salad at home. We have an area at the back that we don’t use so to able to build a raise bed that we can fill with soil and plant veg carrots, radish etc and herbs basil, coriander, salad lettuce and spinach to name a few. Less waste and pick what you need for that day

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  10. Lynn Evans

    4 months ago

    We would like to create a new pathway to the shed area but keep the character of our cottage garden.

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  11. Kimberley Lauren

    4 months ago

    I’d like to screen off the mess!! Well I’d like to create some clear areas for the children’s area, maybe a dinosaur garden for the boys and then create an outdoor dining area!

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  12. Joanne Kitcher

    4 months ago

    Out lawn is crying out for to me love and attention, mostly because of the thirties growing through it.. then onto the patio too, so much to do xx

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  13. Stacey Pryce

    4 months ago

    I would love to redo the patio area, maybe deck it?

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  14. Katie Walters

    4 months ago

    I have a communal garden so put everything in pots,so would love some new plant pots and would be great to have some hanging pots,never used those before. Also some lights for the garden area i use would be lovely

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  15. Jade barnhurst

    4 months ago

    A lick of paint and adding some light is what we need to do! Will make the world of difference. Also round the edges of the lawn need weeding and some flowers planting to make it nicer to look at

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  16. Hilda Wright

    4 months ago

    I’ve got a rotting wooden balcony that needs replacing. I’ve got the wood but not all the other ‘stuff’ I’m going to need to do the job. Also I’d like to get some cement between the paving slabs to stop the weeds and I need to figure out and start growing some autumn and winter plants for when my gorgeous summer plants come to an end!

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  17. Elizabeth Morgan

    4 months ago

    I really need to sort my lawn, we have dandelions growing all over it.

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    1. Iain maciver

      4 months ago

      I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A PLACE TO SIT IN LIKE A SUMMERHOUSE

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  18. Geoff Clark

    4 months ago

    I need to sort out the hedges around the garden

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  19. Emma Ellams

    4 months ago

    There’s so much I would like to do in my garden. The starting point would be to define flower beds and get some colour growing into. I would then like to start growing some veggies too

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  20. Lucy

    4 months ago

    I’d like to get some seating outside and make a bit more effort on the plants 🙂

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    1. Lorraine Jay

      4 months ago

      I’d like to create a BBQ area

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  21. sandi

    4 months ago

    I would love to create a comfortable seating area so I can enjoy the loveliness of my flowers.

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  22. Luke

    4 months ago

    We need a new patio desperately

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  23. Rachel Taylor

    4 months ago

    We are currently in the process of a huge garden overhaul. We need to do lots of work including fitting new decking and creating a child friendly space for our toddler.

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  24. Amy SIMPSON

    4 months ago

    I want to install some decking

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    1. pete c

      4 months ago

      I`d add a garden pond to hopefully attract some new wildlife

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  25. Deborah Windley

    4 months ago

    I’d like to build some raised beds for planting lettuce tomatoes and green beans

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  26. Rena Plumridge

    4 months ago

    I would take out some shrubs to make it more manageable

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  27. C K Hodson

    4 months ago

    My garden is an ongoing project and firstly I would like to add more plant pots with lovely flowers around my patio area. I would also create borders and lay down slate chippings. I was thinking also about a small herb garden area where I will grew fresh herbs for my cooking. My old shed would also get painted ,then lawn and patio treated with weedkiller. All is needed to be done to make beautiful and relaxing garden for my family to enjoy and spend a quality time.

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  28. Mike Ambler

    4 months ago

    An old pagola wants to come down and I would like to replace it with an Arbour perhaps.

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  29. Chris Andrews

    4 months ago

    as we are getting older, a more manageable flower bed

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  30. Irene Barnes

    4 months ago

    Our garden is a work in progress. We have taken up the old decking and had new patio tiling laid with a canopy so we can leave our patio furniture out even when it’s raining. However…….. we still would love to put in a summerhouse and do a lot more planting to bring more colour into the garden.

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  31. Laura

    4 months ago

    I have just bought a house with my first garden!
    Love to make it our own, bright flowerbeds, a herb garden and some chalky pastel painted Benches and planters!

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  32. Fiona Dodd

    4 months ago

    Our garden is desperately in need of a make over. I would like some colourful pots full of flowers,as it is a town courtyard garden with no grass area

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  33. Peter Gill

    4 months ago

    The old and wobbly patio!

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  34. Dawn Rowley-White

    4 months ago

    We have been having an extension built, so as you can imagine the garden has been a dumping ground for bricks, concrete, leftover wood and rubbish from the building works. It makes me despair just looking at it!

    It’s in desperate need of a good clear out and then I can get back to enjoying my garden and tending to my plants.

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  35. Melissa Stansfield

    4 months ago

    My garden is currently in need of a make over! It look tired and messy! I would love to buy some decking for outside the patio and plant some lovely plants and flowers to brighten it up! Some nice modern flower pots would look lovely too

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  36. Joo Dee

    4 months ago

    our garden could do with a shed/summerhouse, better turf and some general tidying up

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  37. Sylvia Dixon

    4 months ago

    Trees need pruning, borders to be tidied up, lawn needs attention to get rid of moss and weeds, paved patio to be replaced, and that is just the start!

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  38. Peter Watson

    4 months ago

    I want to plant more bee-friendly plants to help save the bees.

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  39. Lily Shears

    4 months ago

    I would love to add some wood chippings down the bottom of the garden and fence off the 3 x unsightly bins! They really do ruin the atmosphere of the garden on sunny day.
    Ooh and some of the fake flower fence screen – to stop the nosy neighbours 🙂

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  40. Malcolm Carrott

    4 months ago

    My garden pond needs completely renovating

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  41. Annabel Greaves

    4 months ago

    I would love to install a decking area with seating for the family

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  42. Catherine S

    4 months ago

    Our garden needs a lot of TLC! I’d start by creating some borders as currently the grass goes directly up to the hedges in a very wiggly line, then some colour needs adding in front of the hedges.

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  43. Katie

    4 months ago

    We have a playhouse but no kids! Therefore, I’d love to replace it with decking.

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  44. Ritchie Dee

    4 months ago

    I want to create a wildlife area

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  45. Claire Holtey

    4 months ago

    I want to build a playhouse for my dogs! Give them something to sit on top of, with a tunnel and a tyre to play with, and somewhere to shelter when it is hot.

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  46. Sophie Dawn

    4 months ago

    I would love the voucher to use on redoing my patio or even wall paint and grass seed

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  47. Annabella MacLaren

    4 months ago

    I’d love to regenerate our lawn after years of doggy abuse!

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  48. Carolyn Jassi

    4 months ago

    We have a hedge in our back garden which backs on to a pub car park. When we moved in it was great and gave us a lot of privacy but now it is driving me mad. It is a mixture of hawthorn, holly and dreadful weeds and brambles which have grown through from the pub car park and makes it look very untidy. The hedge is around 6ft tall and brambles are growing out of the top of it. It is a struggle to keep on top of it and the pub never bother trimming their side, so it is always left to us. Our neighbours on both sides have fences, so I would like to get rid of this awful hedge and replace it with a fence so that I can decorate it with plant holders, bird feeders etc and make it look far more attractive.

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  49. BERNIE

    4 months ago

    I’d love a greenhouse to grow my own produce and to be able to propagate my own plants.

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  50. Caroline Burt

    4 months ago

    I would love to paint my fences and replace my shed

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  51. BERNIE

    4 months ago

    Love a greenhouse to grow my own veg and to be able to propagate my own plants.

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  52. Jenna Hegarty

    4 months ago

    A mud kitchen to keep the youngsters out of the borders

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  53. Karen Hughes

    4 months ago

    I am desperate to redo the lawn ,it is full of moss.Now it has bare patches everywhere that I have put moss killer and it looks a mess.

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  54. Gill Barwood

    4 months ago

    I’d like to sand and re -finish our garden furniture and add some lights

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  55. Leah Thomas

    4 months ago

    We are working on our garden now cutting ut all back as its a mess! We want to put in some patio for a hottub and plant lots of flowers and create a floral archway at the end. We possibly want to make a pond too.

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  56. Jackie Foster

    4 months ago

    We want to put in a larger pond to encourage more wildlife

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  57. Kelly West

    4 months ago

    We have some bare batches in the lawn, I’d love to get those filled in and make the place look a bit more colourful & comfortable.

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  58. Steve Pugh

    4 months ago

    A tired low but long retaining wall needs pulling down and replacing with a nice stylish alternative.

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  59. Dawn F

    4 months ago

    We have wanted to put raised borders in our garden for ten years but we don’t have the money or space. There are some great ideas in this blog post.

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  60. Irene Barnes

    4 months ago

    My garden is definitely a Work in Progress. We decided to take out our old decking and replaced it with new paving slabs and a garden canopy. This means we can leave our garden furniture out all summer long. Next job would be to build a summer-house and inject more colour into the garden by adding some new plants and shrubs.

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  61. Darrell Perry

    4 months ago

    I’d love to relevel the front garden and put in a new lawn, but at £7 a square metre it soon adds up. I’d also love to partition off some of the back garden and make a little herb garden, nothing extravagant, just some Chives, Mint, Basil, Thyme and Parsley.

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    1. Mary Gibson

      4 months ago

      I would like some nice big pots to put some of my medium sized shrubs in that are outgrowing the pots they are in.

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  62. felicity Williams

    4 months ago

    To make a patio area in our garden and a new pathway

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  63. Cheryl G

    4 months ago

    We’ve just landscaped our garden, but it would be nice to put something in to hide all the less pretty stuff like bins & recycling tub

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  64. jodie green

    4 months ago

    With 7 children the first thing i want to change is the fact it slopes! I would love to add some safe levels into it, sections for the children to grow fruit and veg, a nice new fence and flowery border and a patio area with BBQ – so, in answer to the question, everything! I want to change everything about my garden ideally 🙂

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  65. iain taylor

    4 months ago

    Id put the voucher towards a water feature to enhance my bee friendly corner of the garden

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  66. Sheena Batey

    4 months ago

    I would love to light up our garden with lots of twinkly lights

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  67. Becki Johnson

    4 months ago

    I would love to define my planters! We’ve just renovated the garden and it’s distinctly lacking in blooms! I need to get some of those beautiful sleepers and make a section for bright flowers, this would go a long way towards that!

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    1. Sandra Jenkinson

      4 months ago

      I really need a new garden shed, mine is falling apart. I can then get the garden tools out of the garage and into the shed.

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  68. KEV C

    4 months ago

    I need to redo the lawn. Badgers have made a mess of it the last few years but now appear to have moved on!!

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  69. Sharon Griffin

    4 months ago

    I’d love to build a little water feature and also add Wild meadow flower garden area with bee and butterfly friendly flowers

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  70. Carolynn Crabb

    4 months ago

    I need to screen of the vats for my koi pond so the rush fencing would be great

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  71. Paul Mellor

    4 months ago

    Our small front garden is virtually dead due to very rocky soil so it needs digging out new topsoil adding and new turf

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  72. irene cox

    4 months ago

    would love to get my pots and planters filled with plants

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  73. Grace Collins

    4 months ago

    At the bottom of my garden i have two steep slopes, i want to weed them, full of dock and make one side of path, a ponds and wildflower arean and other side a pumpkin patch! to do this i need retaining walls and a hoe!!

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  74. KRYSTAL CUNNINGHAM

    4 months ago

    I would love to put an edging around the front lawn as shown in your blog xx Thanks for the chance xx

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  75. Stephen King

    4 months ago

    We are planning to replace our old patio with decking and a pergola with screening and raised bed.

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  76. felicity Williams

    4 months ago

    I would like to make a hardstanding area for a patio and a new pathway in our garden

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  77. L Daniels

    4 months ago

    It would be great to create a hedgehog haven at the bottom of our garden. It means levelling out a raised bed and many trips to the tip to get rid of rubble but it’ll be brilliant when done.

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  78. hayley andrews

    4 months ago

    I’d re do the patio area, needs some tlc

    Comment
  79. Joanne redfern

    4 months ago

    I’d love a fence, at the moment ours has holes in it and I feel overlooked by my next door neighbours

    Comment
  80. Carol Martin

    4 months ago

    New house but waiting for garage to be built so I can get on with planning the garden.

    Comment
  81. Allan Mcrae

    4 months ago

    I would like to add a wooden arch with climbing roses on either side

    Comment
  82. GLENDA PROFIT

    4 months ago

    I would love to put in a small pond for fish and birds to enjoy (maybe even a few frogs), but first I need a wheelbarrow to shift the dirt

    Comment
    1. sue rushworth

      4 months ago

      I would love to have a wild garden to encourage wild life

      Comment
  83. Elaine Alexander

    4 months ago

    I would get a new paved area for my table and chairs, the paving stones need replaced as they are all different colours! It would make such a difference to sit there and eat al afresco in the summer months.

    Comment
  84. Kate Sutton

    4 months ago

    We need decking on different levels and some drainage

    Comment
  85. JOANNA TERRY

    4 months ago

    I would like to make a small patio at the bottom of the garden as catches the sun the longest.

    Comment
  86. J Towers

    4 months ago

    I’m just moving into a new house and would love to create a small water garden!

    Comment
  87. Tracey Lilly

    4 months ago

    Would love some matching pots and a water feature.

    Comment
  88. Eman Majid

    4 months ago

    I would like to change how it looks because I have always wanted as a young child fake grass put down. It has been something I have never been able to achieve. It would make a huge difference.

    Comment
  89. Kat C

    4 months ago

    I would like to create a raised bed for a strawberry patch

    Comment
  90. Anne

    4 months ago

    I would love to replace my old and battered polytunnel with a proper greenhouse.

    Comment
  91. Stephanie Lees

    4 months ago

    Our garden just needs a few finishing touches, I really want to gravel down one side and then add some flowers in bright pots. We also need some fresh bark in the play area, we are always out in the garden as a family.

    Comment
  92. Catherine McAlinden

    4 months ago

    I would love to get rid of the weeds that grow amongst the grass. I’d like to have a neat lawn for my kids to play on!

    Comment
  93. Claire Woods

    4 months ago

    I’d like to add some lavender, as I love the smell. I would have a few less trees and more flowers.

    Comment
    1. Diana Maxwell

      4 months ago

      The furniture outide needs a good paint and some trellising needs replacing.

      Comment
  94. Abbygayle May

    4 months ago

    I would love a patio

    Comment
  95. Alison Burns

    4 months ago

    I would like to add some flower beds to add more colour with cottage garden type flowers to will attract more bees and butterflies.

    Comment
  96. Vivien Taylor

    4 months ago

    Would love to put in some gooseberry bushes.

    Comment
  97. Claire Barker

    4 months ago

    I would love to create a wildlife pond to help all my garden wildlife visitors it is so important to help our beleaguered wildlife and our gardens are a valuable resource for them.

    Comment
  98. Christina Palmer

    4 months ago

    I would love some garden furniture so I can sit outside and enjoy the summer months

    Comment
  99. Susan Smith

    4 months ago

    Would change the edgings on my flower borders, used cheap and nasty wood edgings which seem to be falling apart

    Comment
  100. Tiff Jordan

    4 months ago

    I’d love to hide my wheelie bins with a bamboo screen.

    Comment
  101. Elizabeth Cooke

    4 months ago

    I’d love to add a pond and to also finish our decking area!

    Comment
  102. Susan Chafer

    4 months ago

    I would like to knock the top half of a wall down. This would then leave a low brick wall that I want to make a feature of.

    Comment
  103. Jill Boots

    4 months ago

    New fencing as the old one is on its last legs.

    Comment
  104. fiona waterworth

    4 months ago

    We need to take out a trampoline, and landscape the area underneath, unfortunately there is an underground stream which makes the ground waterlogged, so its got to be a raised area which will be a challenge

    Comment
  105. Susan B

    4 months ago

    Our patio is only two slabs deep so we are unable to use it for a table and chairs. Would love a new patio to be laid.

    Comment
  106. Gary Wilson

    4 months ago

    Getting the grass in excellent order and free off weeds.

    Comment
  107. Lisa Rowsell

    4 months ago

    We have a large garden that is very bare so I’d like to create areas with various plants, and flowers to inject colour, as well as to encourage more bees, and butterflies into it.

    Comment
  108. Ann-Marie Titley

    4 months ago

    I need to change some fence panels and paint my shed a bright colour to cheer up the garden. The decking needs a good clean too.

    Comment
  109. philip Tuckwood

    4 months ago

    I would lay down astroturf |I hate mowing the lawn

    Comment
  110. Lindsey Stuart

    4 months ago

    I have a lovely big garden but it looks rather plain and boring, I would like to give it some character with my family so we could sit in it and enjoy it more, All we seem to have in it at the moment is pretty grass and a holy tree.

    Comment
  111. William Gould

    4 months ago

    We’ve just redone our front and rear gardens over the last two or three years. We could do with about a ton of 20mm stone chippings to finish a couple of areas off!

    Comment
  112. Alan Sanbrooke

    4 months ago

    Just got to build some raised borders with wooden blocks , then all done.

    Comment
  113. Olivia Whiting

    4 months ago

    I’d love to set up some perenial flower beds rather than relying on annuals to create a garden that will improve with age

    Comment
  114. Carol W.

    4 months ago

    I would like planters and screening for front and back garden.

    Comment
  115. Jo welsh

    4 months ago

    My garden is a mess
    Causes me so much stress
    We need flowers in our beds
    Yellow,pink and reds
    The shed is full of rot
    From rain and hail and whatnot
    So we need to start from scratch
    Or perhaps make a vegetable patch.

    Comment
  116. Claire Golinsky

    4 months ago

    I would love to have a patio or decking and artificial grass too

    Comment
  117. Ruaidhrí O'Baoill

    4 months ago

    After many years of neglect from the multitude of transient tenants before us, both my flatmate and I, along with no help at all from the army of neighbouring cats, are looking to ‘lovingly’ tackle the ‘London soil’ that is our new garden and turn it into a vibrant and relaxing mini urban retreat.

    Comment
  118. Hilary Lister

    4 months ago

    I would love to change my waterfall between my two small ponds as it has started to leak

    Comment
    1. Stella Holvey

      4 months ago

      Our house is a new build and I would like to start with the bare bones of design with a patio area, herb garden area, bbq area and seating area

      Comment
  119. Hazel Rea

    4 months ago

    Some of our flowerbeds have encroached rather a lot into the lawn so we want to cut them back, resow the grass which has been killed and put edging all the way round so it doesn’t happen again!

    Comment
  120. Georgina Morgan

    4 months ago

    Our fence panels need replacing so this money would go towards this. They are the only thing letting our garden down after we had a major re-think on making our garden more nature friendly this year. We’ve been amazed how much wildlife has already come into our garden in less than a year.

    Comment
  121. Linda Spevick

    4 months ago

    Get rid of the old crazy paving and replace it with block paving.

    Comment
  122. Suzanne Ashley

    4 months ago

    I’d get the garden levelled out. It’s so bumpy and uneven. I’d also change the shed, which looks horrid. Maybe reclad it.

    Comment
  123. Julie Castley

    4 months ago

    Improve the fencing as it’s quite old and rickety now

    Comment
  124. Deirdre M

    4 months ago

    I would love a mini greenhouse to grow tomatoes and chillies!

    Comment
  125. Jodie W

    4 months ago

    we really need to reduce our 12 ft high 12 foot wide hedges a bit, they are unmanageable currently

    Comment
    1. Mrs Patricia Walpole

      4 months ago

      I would love a couple of raised beds to grow some veggies 🙂

      Comment
  126. Tanya

    4 months ago

    I want to make my garden more wildlife friendly.

    Comment
  127. Ena Dutton

    4 months ago

    Our garden shed is in a sad state and a new coat of paint would make the world of difference to our garden.

    Comment
  128. Anne Richards

    4 months ago

    I really need to paint my fences and give the lawn a treat! More weeds than grass!!

    Comment
  129. Helen Yendall

    4 months ago

    I want to clear the weeds and general rubbish from the beds and plant some new shrubs and climbers (we have trellis against the fences, just need something to grow up it now!)

    Comment
  130. MELANIE CRUMPTON

    4 months ago

    We have no plants what so ever because I hate weeding, but I do miss plants so would love to do an exotic plant area with brown bark.

    Comment
  131. Lu

    4 months ago

    I’d like to improve my lawn areas. Parts are in shade for most of the day due to large hedges so there’s a lot of moss. I’m thinking that cutting deep curves into these areas and planting shade loving plants will look better.

    Comment
  132. Rachel Bristow

    4 months ago

    I have loved our garden but unfortunately the previous owner planted bamboo and it has gone bananas. I would love to hire a digger and rip the lot out to save me pruning chopping and digging roots up every year!!!!!

    Comment
  133. Hannah eaton

    4 months ago

    I would love to rip out the stinging nettles at the back of my fence and build a hedgehog and insect sanctuary. I would also love a bird table, I love the wildlife in my garden

    Comment
  134. Christine Caple

    4 months ago

    We would like to make room for a greenhouse so that we can grow some fruit and veg.

    Comment
  135. nigel stokes

    4 months ago

    lawns need sorting more weeds than grass

    Comment
  136. brenda heads

    4 months ago

    I want some lighting around the garden pond when I take the dog out for his last walk its a bit dodgy walking around the pond in the dark.

    Comment
  137. Maggie Pitman

    4 months ago

    My garden is quite large and mainly down to lawn. In the autumn I hope to be putting a substantial part down to wild flower meadow

    Comment
  138. Erica Hughes

    4 months ago

    I’d like to get my vegetable patch more organised.

    Comment
  139. Mary Baldwin

    4 months ago

    Our fence is literally falling down – it’s propped up in some places and pulled into place in others. In addition we have some holes in the border where plants have died and I’d love to replace these, add some lighting and make the garden a place to enjoy.

    Comment
  140. Clare Baskott

    4 months ago

    We’ve recently adopted two cats from the Cats Protection, mum Lottie and her kitten Splodgey Jeff. I’d love to set aside a section of the garden for them, with a scratching post, shady area, cat nip and cat grass and a tall platform, so that they can sit and survey their kingdom!

    Comment
  141. Sandra Clarke

    4 months ago

    I would love to do something new with the fence at the end of my garden. Last year I hung fancy wellingtons all over it but they have deteriorated in the weather. I’ve now removed those and need to give the fence a new coat of paint and some suitable additions so it doesn’t look so bare.

    Comment
    1. Louise Asekokhai

      4 months ago

      I would like to get rid of my half dead lawn and have it paved. I’d like to paint the wooden shed and to get rid of the overhanging branches and have some attractive flowers

      Comment
  142. Brenda

    4 months ago

    We would love to add a hot tub with a BBQ area and decking under a wooden canopy

    Comment
  143. Cherry Lloyd

    4 months ago

    I love the fact that we can raise money for Alzheimer’s- well done. Wickets have got some lovely garden benches and I would love one for my garden, so that’s what I would use the voucher for.

    Comment
  144. Hannah Igoe

    4 months ago

    We need to redefine our flower beds and tidy up our lawn

    Comment
  145. Laura Harrison

    4 months ago

    I love to screen off the mess!! We put a screen around our bins so they weren’t noticeable and with a few plant pots in front it’s a huge transformation!! I’d like to define our beds next!!

    Comment
  146. Mary Heald

    4 months ago

    I would love to relay our lawn for starters and clear the weeds from the path.

    Comment
  147. Dale Askew

    4 months ago

    I would like to add some window boxes to my balcony

    Comment
  148. Christine Oates

    4 months ago

    For me it would definitely have to be sprucing up the lawn. Such a simple way to make a big impact in the garden! When we moved in there were a lot of old and very ugly rose bushes on the lawn. I’ve dug them all out but now need to get the grass looking fabulous!

    Comment
  149. Sarah S

    4 months ago

    My lawn never recovered from the prolonged heatwave last summer so I would love to have it re-seeded or completely replaced. I have a lot of evergreen shrubs and trees but very little colour so I would like to plant some flowers to brighten it up.

    Comment
  150. Nadia Stanbridge

    4 months ago

    We have only been in our house since February and have inherited a mature/overgrown garden. We want to revamp our pond area as a priority as we get daily visits from ducks, partridges and pheasants. We also need to clear our ea through lots of weeds and unkempt plants.

    Comment
  151. Charlotte Grant

    4 months ago

    We have to completely change our small garden, new turf, to dig a soak away and replace the decking for paving. One day, when we have a few thousand lying around!

    Comment
  152. Sheri Darby

    4 months ago

    Our garden permanently defeats us, we start the weeding, turn our backs and it has gone mad

    Comment
  153. David Adkin

    4 months ago

    The lawn suffered badly with last years hot weather and has never really recovered. Winning this prize would let me buy some lawn care tubs.

    Comment
  154. Annie Taylor

    4 months ago

    The patio’s grubby, the guttering’s grim,
    there’s mould on the water butt under the rim.

    The greenhouse is ghastly, the lawnmower’s mucky,
    the decking’s disgraceful, the green bin’s black and yucky.

    A posh pressure washer would be such a dream,
    … I could pop a few rollers in whenever I steam!!

    Comment
  155. Joanna Orr

    4 months ago

    We’d love to create a path around our pond for easy access to feeding the fish!

    Comment
  156. Tracy Newton

    4 months ago

    I would love to be more colour in my garden. I would plan a new border.

    Comment
  157. lucy robinson

    4 months ago

    I’d love to knock down the garage in my back garden and build a small shed and a garden room.

    Comment
  158. Jim Radford

    4 months ago

    Oh yes please my lawn is a state!

    Comment
  159. Lisa Bowler

    4 months ago

    I need to level it off pave some and re grass the rest

    Comment
  160. Mark Mccaffery

    4 months ago

    I would love to have a shrubbery at the rear of the garden.

    Comment
  161. Carol Cherrie

    4 months ago

    I’d love to add a little water feature to create a tranquil space

    Comment
  162. Simon Kinzel

    4 months ago

    We need a timber gazebo to cover our wood burning pizza oven, that way pizzas can be served all year, in any weather

    Comment
  163. Katherine Record

    4 months ago

    I’m going to replace our lawn it looks dead and weedy so new turf needed i think

    Comment
  164. Claire

    4 months ago

    Not long moved and would love to sort the garden. Get rid of lots of trees, weeds and put decking down.. And so much more!!

    Comment
  165. Ann Goody

    4 months ago

    I would like to screen off the compost bin as it is an eyesore. It would be great if I could disguise it.

    Comment
  166. GEOFF WICKENS

    4 months ago

    RE DO THE LAWN AND A NEW GREENHOUSE

    Comment
  167. Laura Rice

    4 months ago

    I would love to put up some edging and some beautiful bright coloured flowers to bring some joy to the garden. Hoping for a cheeky hot tup too with a nice high table and chair set for ultimate relaxation!

    Comment
  168. anna chisholm

    4 months ago

    Want to make it more easy to tend

    Comment
  169. ruqaiyah pandor

    4 months ago

    I would love to set up a BBQ area with some Rattan furniture.

    Comment
  170. Alex Brownlee

    4 months ago

    I want to add a pond to my back garden

    Comment
  171. Victoria Prince

    4 months ago

    I want to make it more wheelchair accessible! My first mission is to try and get some raised beds sorted….

    Comment
    1. Dave Simpson

      4 months ago

      The perimeter fencing and garden gate

      Comment
  172. Wendy Malone

    4 months ago

    I would like a water feature maybe some fish

    Comment
  173. Alison Walker-Hyde

    4 months ago

    I would love a window box in which I would grow vibrantly coloured tumbling lobelia.
    I would also love a bistro table and chairs that I would place in a shady corner.

    Comment
  174. Jenny Sue

    4 months ago

    Well, our garden is actually a pile of soil surrounding an oak tree with a tpo, at the moment anything would help, a ice lawn and some shrubs, a pretty path to a chair too, maybe an arch

    Comment
  175. Sarah Mccaffery

    4 months ago

    I’d love a new lawn.

    Comment
  176. Kristyn Harris

    4 months ago

    At the moment my garden looks messy and untidy. I would love a pretty garden to sit outside in the summer in!

    Comment
  177. Margaret Mccaffery

    4 months ago

    I would love to erect a new perimeter fence.

    Comment
  178. Anthea Holloway

    4 months ago

    I would love to have a wildflower lawn where I could encourage the butterflies, stag beetles and other endangered species to come and visit me.

    Comment
  179. Janet Ashenden

    4 months ago

    I would like to get our uneven lawn sorted out, and put in a lovely bench to sit on.

    Comment
  180. emma kinsey

    4 months ago

    i have a large wild garden so would need lots of weed pulling up and borders making tidy

    Comment
  181. Ann Scarborough

    4 months ago

    My crazy paved winding path is due for pressure washing and re-grouting as necessary.I need trellis to spread along the garage walls,to fill with lovely trailing plants,I can then purchase a new patio set,making it the garden that everyone loves to sit in.

    Comment
  182. Victoria Egan

    4 months ago

    I want to make a raised bed for my veggies and paint my fences pink. Also have a little greenhouse for growing things. It’s a very small garden but I fill it with colour and lights.

    Comment
  183. Petra Chibeba

    4 months ago

    I would like to be rid of all the ivy that keeps growing and then have a nice wooden trellis for my climbing rose.

    Comment
  184. Kellie Collister

    4 months ago

    We need to redo the edges and paving

    Comment
  185. Nic stott

    4 months ago

    My lawn has been scorched and scratched by our new pup . There’s patches of burnt grass where she piddles! I need to treat it before there’s no grass left!

    Comment
  186. Amy buckley

    4 months ago

    I would like to change everything about my garden, i am disabled and all my access is steps so that would be my priority

    Comment
  187. Charlotte Hoskins

    4 months ago

    We need to sort our fencing out! We planned to change it when we moved in 8 years ago, and it still looks like it’ll be knocked down in every gust of wind!

    Comment
  188. janine atkin

    4 months ago

    id re turf and level it out

    Comment
  189. Angela Kelly

    4 months ago

    My garden is too high-maintenance. I need to reconfigure it.

    Comment
  190. david marsden

    4 months ago

    I have a young plum tree and I would like a large tractor tyre or other large tyre to make a seat around the tree.

    Comment
  191. Leanne Bell

    4 months ago

    I want to make a safe area for my girls to include a mud kitchen and an outdoor chalk board. I also fancy having a go at painting a mural on the fence.

    I’m currently thinking of using the log roll to mark up an area, and then I’m hoping to bark it so they can use it rain or shine.

    Comment
  192. Tressa Lapham-green

    4 months ago

    I’d like to add some bright & beautiful flowers, my garden is very plain looking. Also some outdoor seating would be great so I can enjoy my meals outdoors

    Comment
  193. Katie Donnelly

    4 months ago

    I’ve got a lovely summer house that needs some TLC. It’s currently full of junk and roof needs fixing. Would love to spruce it up and bring it back to life. My 2 year old would prob claim it as hers once its done!!

    Comment
  194. Emma copland

    4 months ago

    We want to put some more flower beds in

    Comment
  195. Sue Bennett

    4 months ago

    I’d love to be able to plant up my raised beds to get a bit of colour where debris used to be. The garden got neglected while the kitchen and bathroom were being done

    Comment
  196. Caroline Cordery

    4 months ago

    I plan to repaint my wall around the deck in black, with primer this time-oops, and paint the shed dark brown or black. Already put in some solar fairy lights and weeded.

    Comment
  197. Michael boothby

    4 months ago

    would love to have some decking in garden

    Comment
  198. Harvey Salmon

    4 months ago

    I desperately want to create a new vegetable patch to grow my own potatoes, carrots and beans.

    Comment
  199. greig spencer

    4 months ago

    id love to put a new pond in my garden and a new patio

    Comment
  200. Alison Latham

    4 months ago

    Would love to plant more plants that are great for making cut flower bouquets.

    Comment
  201. Judith

    4 months ago

    We have a horrible old pebble dash garage. I’d love to paint it a pale grey so it doesn’t stand out so much against all the grey paving we have down!

    Comment
  202. Laura Pritchard

    4 months ago

    I want a lovely decking area for BBQs!

    Comment
  203. Tracy B

    4 months ago

    I’d like a small flowing water feature to make the garden more relaxing and ensure any visiting wildlife always have somewhere to drink.

    Comment
  204. Kate Loader

    4 months ago

    I really need to plant some more plants round my border and my fence could do with a paint.

    Comment
  205. Lou Taylor

    4 months ago

    I want to improve our patio. It has been created by the previous occupants using wood and pebbles and now really needs bolstering up and leveling to create a more permanent solution. It is quite large so, we will probably think about creating slightly different zones and planting once it is not at risk of collapse.

    Comment
  206. Fiona jk42

    4 months ago

    I would love to finally eradicate the perennial weeds in our garden, which was very overgrown when we bought our house. We’ve worked on the garden for the last couple of years, but those pesky brambles and nettles keep coming back.

    Comment
  207. Libby Hoyle

    4 months ago

    I’d like to get rid of all the straight edges and get some curves and nice edging put in.

    Comment
  208. Colleen Thomas

    4 months ago

    I would like to replace my old broken fencing , it looks so ugly right now

    Comment
  209. Angela Paull

    4 months ago

    I’ve got a boring corner that I want to turn into a wild flower bed and then add more colour to the fencing and create a border

    Comment
    1. Leslie Evans

      3 months ago

      I would like to change my garden so as to use one of the robot grasscutters.

      Comment
  210. Ruth Carson-Byrne

    4 months ago

    I would like to make some raised beds to grow veg in.

    Comment
  211. Leonie Silk

    4 months ago

    I would love a little colour in my garden, so i would buy paint and screens 🙂
    Thanks

    Comment
  212. Susan Clayton

    3 months ago

    I need new trellis on the fence!

    Comment
  213. Sarah

    3 months ago

    I would like to find some more shade-loving plants for our area of the garden that never gets direct sunlight.

    Comment
  214. Debbie Bird Bird

    3 months ago

    I would love to add some garden lights as we often sit out in the summer evenings and some new pots would come in handy next spring

    Comment
  215. Christine Hobbs

    3 months ago

    I would love to add some trellis to our bare brick wall and grow a passiflora. Also would love to create a water feature using some pebbles your blog has given me inspiration to try x

    Comment
  216. Joan Collier

    3 months ago

    I would love to make a seating area with paving and a bench so we could sit in a spot at the top of the garden and watch the sun go down

    Comment
  217. MERYL THOMAS

    3 months ago

    I would love to have an area where the boys could play – a bit of lawn, a swing maybe and a sand pt

    Comment
  218. Janet Johnston

    3 months ago

    I would redo the patio as the concrete slabs are cracked and have subsided.

    Comment
  219. Joanne smith

    3 months ago

    We have just had artificial grass put down and it looks awesome but it puts the rest of the garden to shame. All the fences need a lick of paint and the decking needs some tlc

    Comment
    1. Lynn Neal

      3 months ago

      I would love to make my garden safer for my grandchildren and more interesting for them to play in!

      Comment
  220. Cara-Jane Hunter

    3 months ago

    Our lawn is needing some attention after this scorching weather!

    Comment
  221. Patricia M Shepherd

    3 months ago

    I want to remove a tatty front lawn and replace it with a large raised bed that will be used to grow fruit (berries) and salads.

    Comment
  222. Kerry Marven

    3 months ago

    Would love a decking area

    Comment
  223. Claire Sen

    3 months ago

    Our garden is like a meadow! It’s also on a steep hill and goes up in three levels over about an acre. We’ve only just moved in so we have lots of ideas on how to make it more family friendly. I want to make it more family friendly, with little areas for sitting down and taking in the view!

    Comment
  224. susan ball

    3 months ago

    I would like to put in some flower beds or some small bushes I have only lawn at the moment a bit of colour would be nice

    Comment
  225. Jennifer Chapman

    3 months ago

    I WOULD LOVE TO REPLACE MY POTS WITH SOME OF YOUR LOVELY ONES AS THEY ARE A BIT OLD

    Comment
  226. Linda Guest

    3 months ago

    We are finding it hard to kneel down now so hubby is going to put in a raised bed so we can continue to enjoy gardening and growing veg and flowers.

    Comment
  227. Stephanie Crimes

    3 months ago

    My garden is pretty soulless and I would love to add some bright plantsin pots and hanging baskets.

    Comment
  228. Helen s.

    3 months ago

    Our shed roof is currently leaking, so could do with a new roof, the shed could also do with a lick of paint, I quite fancy a blue this time. Once this is done we need to stop the lawn growing into the flower beds as the grass is taking over.

    Comment
  229. Thomas Riley

    3 months ago

    the lawn needs to be leveled out to flat

    Comment
  230. Josie Coltman

    3 months ago

    I would make the lawn more level as it currently slopes downwards and buy a new bird box and bath.

    Comment
  231. Maureen M

    3 months ago

    Need to get some good, sharp cutting tools to clear the jungle at the bottom of the garden. An edger to neaten the lawn, then turn over the beds ready for new plants !!!
    When all that’s done a nice recliner.

    Comment
  232. Jennifer cairns

    3 months ago

    My garden is so big and wish I could get part of it stabbed

    Comment
  233. MARION BAIKIE

    3 months ago

    A new shed or some large storage boxes

    Comment
  234. Natalie Malupa

    3 months ago

    I would like to build a BBQ area and a vegetable patch.

    Comment
  235. Anne Boyes

    3 months ago

    I’d like to find a way for my garden to accommodate two dogs and a footie playing teenager, whilst still resembling a garden that I can enjoy!!

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  236. fiona drinkell

    3 months ago

    The path! We have a very long garden and the path is disintergrating, it’s become dangerous and we all keep sliding off the edges.

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    1. Caron Twyman

      3 months ago

      I get fed up with weeding, so I want to turf over the borders.

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  237. tony houghton

    3 months ago

    need plenty of bags of stone to hide the cable going into the shed to finish off our garden

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  238. SU WILLIAMS

    3 months ago

    We created a vegetable patch this year but it’s taken over and we’ve not been that successful so next year I’d like to reduce the vegetable patch, be more selective and grow some lovely flowers as well, as our garden looks like a green jungle at the moment and I’d love some colour.

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  239. Mark Allen

    3 months ago

    I would really love a new shed, the old one is rotting away.

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  240. Mary Cooper

    3 months ago

    After living here for over 30 years some new houses have been built behind us so for the first time our garden will be overlooked. I’d like some extra-tall screening to go on our fence at the end of the garden so we can retain some privacy. Oh, and lots of solar fairy lights, please!

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  241. Amy Jo McLellan

    3 months ago

    I’d like to change my fencing!

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  242. Elizabeth Yeates

    3 months ago

    I want to create a patio area big enough to sit out with friends.

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  243. Dell

    3 months ago

    I am waiting to see if I can extend my garden from a courtyard, would like to build seating into a wall and add new plants, and patios and add a lawn.

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  244. Mrs Rachel Heap

    3 months ago

    I would love to create an eyecatching rockery

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  245. Helen Ogilvie

    3 months ago

    Just about to move into our new home and the garden could do with a lot of TLC so will need a complete makeover. I can’t wait to get started.

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  246. Sue Woolford

    3 months ago

    I would like a nice patio and decking it’s just concrete now

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  247. Cindy Sutheran

    3 months ago

    I had bine weed in my front garden, since killing it off with Resolva weed killer, I’d like to put some plants there to brighten it up.

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  248. Fiona Parr

    3 months ago

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    I’d like to make over my front garden with some paved areas, new planted beds and a feature palm tree

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  249. Josie Mellor

    3 months ago

    I want to build a ‘quiet corner’ of the garden where I can sit and read, have a glass of wine or just listen to the birds. It would have a comfortable seat with cushions, some pretty paving and bee-friendly flowers.

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  250. Spencer Wright

    3 months ago

    I’m planning to build a fire pit & a small water feature.

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  251. Nuala Roberts

    3 months ago

    I would like to install a summerhouse so I can enjoy my garden all year long.

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  252. Delia Billingham

    3 months ago

    I have a “wild” patch in my garden which needs attention and I would like to slab it to make a seating area.

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  253. CAROL PATRICK

    3 months ago

    Now we are older, I would love to add raised flower beds, it would make weeding so much easier.

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    1. Hayley West

      3 months ago

      I’d like to restore the old pond and pave around it so my husband and I have somewhere to sit while the kids play.

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  254. June Gaynor

    3 months ago

    I would love a pond – even a small one. I am trying to encourage more wildlife to my garden. I’m doing well, but the addition of a pond would be fabulous!

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  255. catherine bullas

    3 months ago

    We live in a new build and have only recently got round to putting grass down, I’d love to now get some plants, flowers and a water feature into my garden.

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  256. F Mair

    3 months ago

    Having cut down several pines we have a lovely large area to fence, turf, add a patio, add some plants, and finish off with some seating – cant wait to get it beautifully created with Wickes!

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  257. Kate

    3 months ago

    We’ve got a newborn baby, so our project for the summer is to make it in to a nice space for when he’s toddling around,especially tidying up the flower bed and the patio.

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  258. Yvonne stubbs

    3 months ago

    I would love to clear an area to have a vegetable patch. The kids would love to grow their own vegetables and they would taste amazing!

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  259. Naomi Williams

    3 months ago

    We would love to put some borders in and have some proper flower beds

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  260. Hazydays

    3 months ago

    I have some trees that have gone mad and are keeping the sun from my flowerbeds. I need to chop them back and then I can tidy up the flowerbeds and borders

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  261. Ceri Richardson

    3 months ago

    I have plans to lay artificial grass to make it safer than patio slabs for my 2 year old to run around on!
    I’d also love a new fence, and maybe a shed for storage as our house is bursting at the seams!

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  262. Sheena Read

    3 months ago

    I would like to make a wild flower patch to attract bees and other insects.

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  263. Gill Trott

    3 months ago

    We need to pave the end of the garden so we can take advantage of it being a sun trap

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  264. Angella Willis

    3 months ago

    my front garden is an absolute mess at the moment because we have scaffolding up to get the roof done and when it comes down very soon I’d like to put some. Ew plants in and maybe a little rockery

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  265. Tina

    3 months ago

    A new uniform paved patio area, rather than the variety of different paving slabs that is there now!

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  266. Gillian May

    3 months ago

    Some crazing paving, a hot tub and a man cave would make the garden perfect.

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  267. Susan K

    3 months ago

    I have too much empty space in my garden, need to lay out a couple of features like a gravel garden and some decking to fill it up

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  268. Kerry Nicholls

    3 months ago

    I’d love to put some wooden edging or fencing round my pathways and I also love that spiral design that is in the article!

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  269. Nichola Harwood

    3 months ago

    Is love for my grass to be less boggy. It takes ages to dry once it’s been raining.

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  270. Kim Willing

    3 months ago

    I’d love to have a covered patio area for my fruit trees as they get attacked by the wind and I lose the fruit.

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  271. Claire Swindlehurst

    3 months ago

    Our decking desperately needs repairing

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  272. Gareth Dixon

    3 months ago

    I want to complete remove the weeds that keep coming back from my back garden – even after trying every weed killer on the uk market !

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  273. Adrian Bold

    3 months ago

    I would love to add a water feature but I don’t think I have the room.

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  274. laura kefford

    3 months ago

    I would love to create a rocky garden path down to the shrubbery at the end of our garden.

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  275. Lyndsey Shingler

    3 months ago

    My lawn is looking a mess, I’d love to be able to re-turf it

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  276. Rebecca McIntosh

    3 months ago

    I’d love to add another rockery, spruce up our garden bench, also we had to tear down our old shed and now we have a ‘bold patch’ on the side of the lawn so I’d love to put some turf down.

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  277. Eliz Suffolk

    3 months ago

    My project is to reshape a small stream at the bottom of my garden! We inherited it when we purchased the house last year! Its ran by an electric pump which we have finally got it working but I’d love to restone the edges and plant some new plants to bring a new lease of life to the area!

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  278. Philip Stone

    3 months ago

    The patio needs re-laying badly. Which is how I’ll probably do it…

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