Garden Patio Ideas

With the weather finally improving,  I am keen to get in the garden and start tinkering around, as I am sure everyone else is.

I have been looking at ways to improve my patio and came across this:

It offers some good ideas on ways decorate the patio.

However I am always keen to hear peoples suggestions on here as they usually come up with something I haven't considered before.

So please can you offer some great ideas to create a stylish patio area.


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,652

    Me too.  I like my terrace to look like part of the garden and not part of the house that someone forgot to put a roof on.

    The Vendée, France
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,748

    obelixx image

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • Earl20Earl20 Posts: 34

    break23 Fairygirl obelixx I am not touting for business, I enjoy reading a range of blogs and I do share them if I think they will help or be useful for others on the forum.

    I am genuinely interested to get peoples advice on patio design and see what other forum users have done with their patio area. It is all good inspiration!

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,652

    OK.  Mine is 6m x 6m and made from old blue stone slabs and granite paver cobbles taken form th eold cowsheds and barn when we bought thi sold farmhouse.  It has a retaining wall along most of one side and part of another and built to knee/sitting heaight from wine bottles laid horizontally and topped with the slabs form old marble fireplaces.  

    A metal arch leads onto the grass and the beds in the main garden.  The arch is clotehd in clematis viticellas Etoile Viiolette and Little Nell in summer.   behind theretaining wall there is a large bed filled with roses, hellebores, geraniums, Japanese maples, echinops, aconitum, thalictrum, peonies, phlow and so on.

    A brick chipping path leads along the back of the house, veg plot and work area and there's a trellis fence dividing theterrace form the veg garden and planted up with a Generous Gardener rose, honeysuckle and Cicciolina and Niobe clematis.    On the other side there is a damp bed planted with astilbes, astilboides, hakonechloa, hostas, daffs, fritillaries, snowdrops, dicentras, primulas, ferns, hostas, chelone, hemerocallis and Japanese anemones.

    On the terrace itself there is a large teak table which stays out all year.  The parasol and metal and teak chairs go under cover for winter.    In summer there are pots of hostas and lillies.   

    The Vendée, France
  • Earl20Earl20 Posts: 34

    obelixx that sounds amazing. The old blue stone slabs sound nice, did you acquire these from a reclaimation yard and were they difficult to lay?

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,652

    As I said, they came form the barn and cowsheds.  We got a man to lay them.  Far too heavy for us.

    The Vendée, France
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