As the teen years near their end and we look forward to the roaring 20s, it’s the perfect time to look at the year just passed and remember the highlights (and some sadder times too.) Here’s the Vialii Review of 2019…
Asking us to choose our favourite garden is almost like choosing a favourite child! We love them all! But this year we loved creating the Modern Hot Tub Garden! As the name suggests, the hot tub is the central feature of this garden. But it’s so much more too – from pergolas to patios, garden room to in-built seating this is the perfect space for the whole family to relax in and enjoy.
Our favourite plant this year has been Amelanchier canadensis. This shrub (or small tree) is a great addition to any garden and provides interest throughout the year. The spring blossom is really pretty and is followed with dark fruits, great for the birds. In autumn the leaves turn glorious reds and oranges.
This was a hard choice with the teams taking lots of great photos this year but we have chosen our photo of the garden sculpture of the great Mr Vialii as our favourite of this year!
We are all kids at heart and that’s clear by how popular this post was back in February this year! It’s a great way to deal with a sloping garden in a family friendly garden.
The contemporary take on a pergola has been a popular choice this year. With more geometric lines, often with extra timbers to provide screening and finished in a modern white paint, these pergolas give a modern touch to gardens.
We couldn’t review 2019 without paying our respects to Ann Barnes, the much loved mum, mother-in-law and grandma of Vialii. You are missed every single day and our love for you continues to bloom all year round. Starting a new year without you breaks our hearts and you will never be forgotten.
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It’s the countdown to the Big Day so it’s time to get some thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. As always, we have pulled together a few of our favourites to suit the different budgets and loved ones in your lives. Here’s the Vialii guide to Chritmas gardening gifts 2019…
Garden rocking chair
Perhaps we are getting old but this rocking chair sure appeals! Find a sunny spot, a good book and a chilled drink and we wouldn’t be shifting for hours! Made.com have added their own cool stamp with a contemporary twist on a rocking chair and a trendy chartreuse finish. £79
Personalised garden keyring
How adorable is this keyring, perfect for the gardener in your life. Select what initial and birthstone you would like to go with the cute watering can, flower and trowel. Lovely as a handbag charm too. £9
Oh, these garden parasols from East London Parasol are sooooo up our street! So many parasols come in boring old green or ecru – but why?! These wonderful splashes of opulent colours are the perfect addition to the garden. The hard part is choosing which design! From £315
Grandpa’s Garden by Barefoot Books
We love this beautifully illustrated book which tells the tales of Billy and his grandpa tending to their vegetable patch. Perfect for those little gardeners in the family. £6.99
Frida Kahlo planter
We are big fans of Frida Kahlo and her image is very on trend at the moment. This gorgeous Frida planter will brighten up any room, perfect with a low maintenance succulent planted in it. £15
Geometric climbing frame
If you have the space and the budget, this geometric climbing frame is a very cool addition to any kid’s garden. Children will have hours of fun scaling this frame, inside and out. Trail with fairy lights in winter to create your own amazing grotto! £152.96
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