Get your garden Glasto-ready

With the legendary Glastonbury Festival set to take place from June 21st-25th, all eyes are on the weather and the great outdoors. Famed for attracting downpours, with iconic images of muddied wellington boots setting the tone of the festival year after year, this is one outside space that’s vast and unpredictable.

Luckily, if you’re planning to celebrate Glastonbury from the comfort of your own home and want to embrace your outside space during Glasto season 2017, there’s plenty you can do. What’s more, the smaller your space, the easier it is to make the most of it!

Charlotte Mendelson, author of Rhapsody in Green, featured in the April 2017 issue of Elle Decoration and owner of her very own small outside space says:

“If you yearn to grow a salad but only have a tangle of nameless shrubbery, or a tiny fume-filled balcony above a corner shop, don’t despair.”

There’s a plant, she says, to suit the smallest of plots. Here are her five top picks:

•    One pot – grow garlic chives and Mizuna. The chives are long-lived and delicious; the Mizuna, a Japanese leaf, will save you a fortune in salad bags

•    Window box – buy a couple of ‘sungold’ tomato plants. Everyone loves the taste, even Nigel Slater

•    Narrow garden – go for height with Cosse Violette beans. Soon you’ll have a trembling tower of purple beans and a hum of happy bees

•    Tiny yard – plant wild strawberries – the world’s most delicious ground cover – and sow a few courgette seeds


Futon Company says: Once the plants are in place and you’ve nailed the edible and green-inspired Glasto vibe, it’s time to turn your attention to the accessories. Think portable, easy to clean and great value for money tackle that works well home and away. We have just the things…

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