The top gardening trends of 2017 set to sizzle into the new year

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WE’VE unearthed some of the top gardening trends of 2017, set to sizzle well into 2018.

Danny from Xteria Landscapes shares his favourites, ideal for those moving into a new home and exploring their options, or others considering a complete or partial garden makeover.

Natural materials

Natural materials such as boulders, rocks, railway ties and sleepers enable homeowners to give their garden a more natural, organic look and that’s a trendy effect that can be furthered with rustic outdoor furniture, including swings, small coffee tables and chairs. If you’re after a more rural or old-fashioned feel, try incorporating natural elements into the garden design.

A mix of old and new

If you don’t want your garden to look too rustic or old-fashioned, a mash-up of old and new could deliver a superb effect. This trend isn’t limited to outdoor spaces and gardens as it’s been popular in residential interiors for some time now and is increasingly prevalent in homes across the world. This could be as simple as a traditional heritage-style garden featuring modern, streamlined furniture or it could entail incorporating modern and traditional ornamental elements throughout the garden and landscaping design.

Bright and bold flowers

Whether you choose to plant them among your garden or make homes for them in ornamental pots on your patio, the colour that they add to landscaped areas is nothing shy of amazing. Some of the most popular of the gloriously bright and bold flowers suitable for landscape designs in Perth include tulips, pansies, daffodils, pink azaleas and snapdragons.

Edible gardening

While having a vegetable and herb garden separate from the non-edible plants in the garden is, and will always be, a popular trend, it’s now common to see vegetables and herbs planted throughout the entire area. Of course, they need to be planted in areas that makes them accessible without having to step over (or on) other plants. As some herbs and vegetables are so attractive, it makes sense to incorporate edibles among your garden.