Christmas is coming so now is the time to prepare your garden and patio for Christmas visits from family and friends.
Firstly, invest in some solar lights to string around the patio area, and if you have trees or shrubs in your garden, some solar lights draped over them will look lovely. Red and white decorations will add to the festive spirit so add red and white ribbons around patio containers, with a variety of scented candles on tables. Maybe even a Christmas tree with decorations?!
Plant white flowers near the entertainment area; Iceberg roses, a constant bloomer and vigorous grower, Gardenias, one of the most fragrant, shade-loving plants with glossy evergreen foliage.
White flowering Agapanthus, Erijon Karinskianthus, white Begonias, white Cosmos and the gorgeous New Guinea Impatiens
Fill dull corners with Day lilies, Guaras, Shanta daisies, Salvias, Cannas, Alstroemerias and the delightfully scented lavender.
And finally, if you have a water feature, some floating candles will look very effective on the surface of the water.