You now have the availability to print your own bird house. The HUS from www.saint-h.com is made by the latest manufacturing process of 3D printing. The three sections take no time at all to put together and create a very stylish bird house.
Benches are often boring and utilitarian, sometimes decorative but not often stylish. But the 'Lightwave' bench designed by After Architecture is different.
Though designed as an exterior installation at New York's Cornell University campus, it would make a great statement in any yard. Formed from a grid of upright timbers with their sides painted in miriad colours, it glows at night with the help of internal lighting.
www.seeitgro.co.uk produce these very handy and enviromentally friendly mini-growbags that are perfect for growing herbs or even just a single tomato plant.
They are available in a range of colours that allow the bags to feel at home in the yard or even on the kitchen worktop. The bags come as a flat pack containing a block of coir compost that expands to fill the bag when water is added - it only takes 15 minutes. Add the See It Gro plant food supplied and its all ready to plant up.
Just love this 'Mirtoon' hose reel from www.zeedesigns.be. Made from ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) it follows a traditional round design that reflects its internal structure. It comes in 10 and 30 metre versions with the smaller being great for yards. Easily fitted to a handy wall, it swivels 180 degrees to allow easy use of the hose. Best bit though, is the way the hose matches the reel rather than being the traditional green or yellow found in most garden watering fittings.
Available in a small range of colours including pink, green, black and white.
Final touch though is that they come with a very stylish bag to stow your reel away over winter. Love the packaging as well.
I hope you enjoy my blogging scrapbook of all things relating to owning and living with a very small garden.
My own yard is only 5m x 5m so I understand the challenges involved in trying to use this small space to the full.
I have been involved all my working life with design, garden design, horticulture and garden retailing. At present I work as a buyer for a large South west garden centre.
I have a passion for good cutting edge design and plants that excite.
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