Home & Garden The 6 big gardening trends of 2018

06:35  27 november  2017
06:35  27 november  2017 Source:   countryliving.co.uk

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1. The Japanese art of 'Wabi-sabi'

There's an inspiring new way of looking at your garden which is good news for the more hands-off amongst us. 'Wabi-sabi' is a Japanese art which has been practised in Japan since the 15th century. In short, it is an acceptance of the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death.

The key here is balancing nature and nurture, so sit back, relax and reflect on the beauty of your garden's natural imperfections. Overgrown perennials, moss-covered stones, rusty iron gates and weathered pots are suddenly bang on-trend.

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2. Alfresco living

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3. Very verdure

All hail the trend-setters at Pantone who have created the perfect 2018 colour palette to experiment with in the garden. The 'Verdure' palette features colours naturally found in lush vegetation and woodland - think berry-infused purple, red wood, eggshell blue and foliage green.

Introduce accents of colour with clay pots, holding pops of purple-coloured flowering herbs like lavender, rosemary and Thai basil. If you have wooden fencing or furniture, give them a new lease of life by sanding them down before splashing on a coat of eggshell blue paint to complement the shades of your new plants.

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4. Grow your own

Veganism is one of the fastest growing lifestyle movements with the number of Brits choosing a plant-based diet rising by more than 360% over the past decade. Coupled with rising food prices and a growing appreciation of organic produce, in 2018 the grow your own movement will really see a resurgence.

If you're serious about becoming more self-sufficient, a greenhouse can increase your yield of beautifully fresh fruit and veg all year round. If space isn't on your side, legumes (runner beans, broad beans, French beans and peas), squashes and pumpkins are a great option as they make use of vertical space. Salad leaves, herbs and tomatoes grow well in boxes on balconies and patios and cost a fraction of the supermarket price too.

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5. Healing houseplants

Indoor plants are coming back into fashion in a big way and not purely for aesthetic reasons. As well as purifying the air we breathe of harmful toxins, according to NASA, indoor plants can also reduce stress, control humidity and lower sound pollution.

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6. Be in the moment

Mindfulness - the ancient Buddhist tradition of immersing yourself in the present moment - has become a huge buzzword in wellbeing over the past few years and it's set to have a strong influence over how we design and appreciate our gardens in 2018.

Focus on incorporating elements which stimulate the senses - like accents of calming blues and energising yellows, pots of strongly-scented therapeutic lavender and a water feature to create a relaxing ambience.

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