Colourful bedding plants in containers. Photo: Getty Images.

Nine ways to add colour to the garden

Brighten up beds, borders and patios, with the help of our practical design advice.

Even the smallest or most uninspiring of gardens can be transformed by colour.

In urban plots, which can often be surrounded by grey buildings, bold use of colour can be essential. It can completely change the feel of a garden and the way we respond to it. Plants are important, of course, but colour can also come in the form of accessories, furniture and feature containers.

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