The inviting garden
A nest to grow in, a camp in which to create memories. The Inviting garden has effortless style and is a place to gather together and enjoy each other's company. Make your garden a shade more inviting.
How to build the colour palette
The Inviting colour palette focuses on the worlds favourite colour, blue, and then accents it with hints of damson and violet to bring contrast and warmth. Complete the look by adding low maintenance plants with silvery foliage such as olive trees and succulents.
How to create a hanging herb garden
Always wanted to grow your own tasty plants but short on space? These hanging planters are the perfect solution.
Drill drainage holes in the bottom of the wooden crate and sand off the rough edges to keep your herbs healthy. This will allow the water to drain and stop the wood from rotting.
Drill a hole for the rope in each corner and sand smooth.
Apply two coats of your favourite Cuprinol Garden Shades colour inside and out, allowing it to dry thoroughly between coats (green herbs look great against Coastal Mist!).
Cut 4 equal lengths of rope (nylon cord is our recommendation) then thread each one through the holes in the corners and tie them on securely.
Attach the ropes to a metal hanging ring with a knot.
Once hung on your bracket, fill your brand new planter with your favourite herbs, ready to be added to your salad at your next barbecue!
How to upcycle an old garden table
Create the perfect canvas for your next garden dinner party with this quick hack to transform your pre-loved garden table.
Pop on your rubber gloves and apply a generous coat of Cuprinol Garden Furniture Restorer to the surface with a 3" paint brush then use a kitchen scourer to get scrubbing!
Use a watering can or hosepipe to rinse clean and allow to dry thoroughly.
Give your table a quick sand to make sure you’re ready to paint.
Using a roller on the flat bits and a small paint brush on the fiddly bits, apply two coats of Cuprinol Garden Shades. Allow to dry thoroughly between coats.
Now you're ready to host an instagram-worthy outdoor party - perfect for summer evenings! Just add some stylish crockery or some potted herbs that your guests can pick from to add to their meal!
How to grow a vertical herb garden
When space is limited but you want lots of fresh, tasty herbs to cook with, get creative by using vertical wooden shelving.
You will need:
- 2x 1L of Cuprinol Garden Shades in your favourite colours
- 2" paint brush, small roller and a tray
- Unpainted wooden ladder shelving
- Terracotta pots which you can paint to match your colour scheme
- A selection of your favourite growing herbs basil or parsley are great for salads, and mint and rosemary perfect for those summer cocktails
Pick up your paintbrush and start by painting the legs with your first colour. Apply two coats and allow to dry thoroughly before taping off the edges where the legs meet the ladders.
Let's roll! Apply two coats of your second colour to the ladder’s steps with a small roller for flat edges and a brush for the tricky bits.
Once dry you’re ready you’re ready to start arranging your vertical garden. We’d say you should give trailing plants the penthouse step and shade loving herbs like chives, coriander and parsley stick to the bottom.