Urban or rustic – what’s your garden style?

It’s that time of year again. Whether it’s the weather, having more time during longer days, or the summer break you’ve booked off work. Whatever the reason, July and August seem to be the months of the year that we spend the most amount of time in our gardens. So today I’m sharing a quick garden quiz to help you find out your own creative ‘garden style’, plus there’s a chance to enter a competition with Furniture Village to win a designer rattan garden chair worth £1395 so read on to find out more..!Garden Quiz - Copy (2)Even year-round allotment gardeners can be found putting even more effort into their veggie patch at this time of year – pruning, sowing, harvesting, fertilising and netting. And fair-weather gardeners like me finally find the time to step outside and do a little bit of weeding. The mowing needs to be done regularly – it seems like the grass grows at lightening speed during August, and returns to its original length only days after being cut. There’s so much maintenance that could be done in the garden but all we really want to do fire up the BBQ and lie back on a sunlounger with a Pimms. Or maybe that’s just me??Garden Quiz - CopyWhatever  you like to get up to in your garden, the summer is certainly the time to make the most of any outdoor space you have surrounding your home. July and August is your chance get creative in your garden and use it as another ‘room’ of your home. You could create a cosy and welcoming chill-out zone with some cushions and candles, entertain guests during warm summer evenings with a firepit surrounded by logs (toasted marshmallows options) and you could even take a table outside to make an alfresco dining space. Whatever you do, it’s a great time of year to make the most of the great outdoors, discover the wildlife in your garden and do some cloud-spotting. This handy guide from Furniture Village above compares each of the materials that work well in the garden so that you can be inspired to get creative with new textures, styles and colours in your own backyard. Take the fun quiz below to find out more aout your own garden style…Garden Quiz - Copy (3) Garden QuizAnd now for the exciting news that there are still 4 days left to enter the Furniture Village competition to win the  glamorous Monte Carlo Pod Chair (worth £1395). This designer chair in rustic rattan material will help you to spruce up your garden this Summer and provide the perfect spot to chill out while the sun continues to shine. You can enter the competition here and very best of luck to you all!

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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