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Garden trends for summer 2023

Upgrade your garden this summer with four hot trends for the outdoor room.

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Wild thing

Super neat gardens and manicured lawns might look Insta-worthy, but we need to attract more wildlife into our outdoor spaces by going a little bit wild. If you took part in No Mow May, you’ll know the importance of liberating your lawn by encouraging wildflowers to sprout and create a space for nature in the grass. You can also attract birds, butterflies and bees by planting a diverse mix of shrubs and plants. Climbers such as passionflower, honeysuckle and ivy offer valuable shelter and food for wildlife. Likewise, a herb bed of sage, lavender and thyme can be a pit stop for pollinators and insects. Big or small, it’s time to treat your garden like a wildlife habitat – even a pretty, hanging basket made up of single-flowered bedding plants (try petunias and verbena) are great for bees, butterflies and moths. 

TOP TIP: Taylor Wimpey is installing bird boxes, bug hotels and hedgehog highways on our developments to make sure planted areas include food for bees and butterflies. Read more about our sustainability pledge and partnership with two wildlife organisations here.

*Research carried out by tile experts Atlas Ceramics