My Garden Bucket List Top 5, Spring 2018

There are some lovely garden buys this Spring and there are many that I have my eye on! All would look fabulous in the Old House Garden  or in any garden for that matter! I would love to buy all of these and although at the moment we are saving for the extension, I can still look! Here are my garden bucket list top 5 items Spring 2018.

1. Green Metal Bench.

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Garden bench by House of Bath

I have had my eye on a metal bench for a while now but there has always been something else to spend my money on! This is a wonderfully, classic bench which would love fabulous in the Rose Garden. It is called The Woodland Bench and comes with the pretty, green cushion and you know how I love green! It’s by House of Bath and is priced at £169.99. I thought that was a great price as a reclaimed one would cost about that or a little more. I think I would choose a new one rather than a reclaimed as some of the reclaimed benches I have seen are either quite rusted or broken in places. I love this pretty, green bench so this is top of my bucket list this spring!

2. Large, Lounging Bean Bag

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Large Beanbags by

Aren’t these large beanbags great? They would be great for our teenagers or for when we have film nights in the Old House garden. These are called Extreme Lounging BeanBags and they are quilted. They come in different colours and are priced at £139.95. You can find these at

3. A Hammock

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Hammock by Amara.

I have always wanted a hammock and I love this one from Amara called Amazonas priced at £188. I love the netting effect on this one although I’m not sure cream is such a practical colour! This one has a capacity for 200kg so is easily large enough for two (or more!). How lovely would this be under my apple tree overlooking my pond?

4. A New Greenhouse

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A new Greenhouse
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A new Greenhouse

We went to the RHS Cardiff show on Saturday and I spotted a few Greenhouses that were just delightful! I would absolutely love a new greenhouse but we need to save our money for the extension really. A girl can look though! I think I would like a traditional greenhouse with wood rather than be all glass. I love the one in the first picture as it opens on the side and was octagonal in shape. Its called The Shramshall and is by Woodpecker Joinery. It is made from red cedar wood and is priced at £2895 which included VAT, delivery and installation.

5. A Pair of Large Stone Urns.

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Beechfield Reclaimation, Devizes

We visited a reclamation yard a few weeks ago as we would like to get either one or a pair of large, stone urns for the Old House garden. They had so many lovely ones! For a while, we were going to buy new ones as they are cheaper in fact but since visiting here we have changed our minds. There are so many lovely, reclaimed garden items that may make their way into my garden!

There you have my garden bucket list top 5 for this spring. My actual bucket list was too long for this post but I hope you get some ideas from it.

What are you looking to buy for your garden in the near future or what’s on your garden bucket list?

*I have not been paid to promote any of these products, I just love them all. Any links in this post are there just for your convenience. Any people selling these products are very, very welcome to get in touch as I would love to hear from you!


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  • Ooh we would love a green house! I used to love growing tomatoes as children in my Dads! #dreamteam

    • I would love a new, wooden one for sure.

    • Oh I would love some of these! They look so comfy, are they?

    • Oh how about some lovely pots? They would brighten up a small space.

  • Oh Sophie, can we be best friends? I need a friend to talk gardens with lol! All of these things are gorgeous and I’d love to do some of these too.
    I guess my garden list would be to rebuild the composters at the allotment, to knock down and rebuild the outhouse (or paint it pink, but hubby will never agree!), and maybe (another) tree fern. Alas like you our extension means these things will have to wait!
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    • Oh Sarah! Yes, please! ‘Drop by’ anytime! Good luck with your extension. X

  • Just reading the words ‘hammock under an apple tree overlooking a pond’ sends me into fits of garden envy! If you’ve got it, flaunt it! #coolmumclub

    • That’s kind Caroline! I’ve waited for ages to have a garden so I’m flaunting it1 HAHA Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Our garden is a bit abandoned at the moment. We tried lots of things when we moved in but cats dug up the veggies, the potatoes just mouldered in the ground and we have no toys as Chris was going to build dens but we haven’t had time. Luckily the children love being outdoors and making the most of the natural world. Chris wants a shed but I love the look of those greenhouses! #bloggersbest
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    • Yes, the Greenhouse is so gorgeous isn’t it! Well whilst you children are young, I expect they like to dig so how about a sand pit with a lid (for the cats!) or a small deck? They would probably love a place to dance or put on a play out of the mud and then when they;re older your husband could put his shed on it?

  • This lovely weather has got me thinking about sorting out the jungle that our garden has become. Those bean bag chairs look brilliant #BloggerClubUK

    • Yes! I love them….my kids would too. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Isn’t it and it folds up when not in use.

  • I love these ideas. My garden is in desperate need of a makeover. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about getting a greenhouse – the one you picked out is amazing. #thesatsesh

    • Isnt it? Its expensive too though! We have a glass one at the moment that was hundreds rather than thousands……

  • Some lovely items here. I’ve been eyeing up benches for our garden too, this one is lovely. Thanks for sharing and linking up with #twinklytuesday. Hope to see you again soon!

    • Isnt it lovely? and it folds up too for storage.

    • It is pretty isn’t it and I love the cushion with it!

  • #thesatsesh I can’t wait to get in the garden and start sorting, organising and purchasing new lovely items. we are currently building a bar that goes to our kitchen, so we can chill and cook (and i don’t get left in the kitchen).
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