This year I am on a mission to redecorate, so far I have only done my bedroom but with Spring around the corner I have started to think about our garden.

At the moment it is flagged and gravelled with borders of out of control bushes and trees. I would love to make it more toddler friendly so we can play out in the Summer. I enjoy gardening but I don’t have the time to be maintaining it.

Lazy gardeners hanging basket artificial flowers

These artificial flowers add a touch of colour with a UV-resistant wicker-effect finish hanging basket. No need for feeding or worrying about watering, it could be kept up all year round or changed seasonally to keep it inkeeping with the time of the year. Love The Sales, £29.99

Lazy gardeners little tikes go green playhouse

I love the look of Little Tikes Go Green Playhouse, £249.99 (currently £212.50). I really want to get this for Lucas. My Dad has a garden centre and my brother is a landscape gardener so I definitely want to try and get Lucas enthusiastic about it. It also looks great to learn about recycling and solar power. Within its many features is a recycling centre with removable bins, water reservoir leading to a rain barrel, solar powered light, roof section that can be filled with soil to grow grass (like a green roof), planting box where you can grow flowers and vegetables and a real working sink where water comes from the rain barrel.

Lazy gardeners natural artificial grass

Natural artificial grass, £14.99 square metre. I am an advertisers dream and have chosen this purely because its name is natural. Apparantly reproducing the organic features of grass in a gorgeous blend of colour tones and realistic textures. The 3 colours of the yarn create an authentic canvas, whilst the smooth and delicate surface, alongside the 30mm thickness and the high density tufting feels luxurious underfoot and almost silky to the touch. No mowing the lawn and a soft surface for Lucas to play…sounds good to me!

Lazy gardeners rattan furniture

I adore rattan furniture, we have always had it in my parents garden and when we do buy some for ourselves I want to invest in some quality furniture to last us. The rattan cube chairs and footstools store neatly away under the table, providing a compact storage solution. Luxurious 6cm thick cushions are also included as well as a waterproof cover. This Barcelona set is currently £749 and comes with 5 years warranty.


Lazy gardeners rosemary


In our borders I would love to have a rockery with herb plants interspersed. I think I would leave that to my brother to design for us.


What do you think of my list? Are you an avid gardener or would you go for the easier options?x


33 Comments on The Lazy Gardeners Wish List

  1. Sarah Bailey
    March 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm (1 year ago)

    That Go Green playhouse is so cute and would be such a fun play area for Lucas and to learn about gardening. I like your choice in outdoor furniture too, I’ve always liked rattan for outdoors x

  2. Ladies Pass It On
    March 1, 2017 at 2:51 pm (1 year ago)

    I love my rattan furniture, it is invincible! I have a few friends with artificial grass, such a fab idea and so convenient!

  3. Jess
    March 1, 2017 at 3:12 pm (1 year ago)

    Love the idea of artificial handing baskets. I can’t be trusted with actual living plants! It doesn’t look too plastic either. You come across some that are super bright and look a bit weird in winter haha!

  4. Andrea
    March 1, 2017 at 4:16 pm (1 year ago)

    Well if I had a garden…. 🙂

  5. Madeeha
    March 1, 2017 at 7:31 pm (1 year ago)

    I understand why your preference is artificial grass. But I can’t imagine my garden with artificial grass. Artificial plants, I am all up for that. Nice post.

  6. Sarah
    March 1, 2017 at 9:39 pm (1 year ago)

    That greenhouse is ADORABLE! I love things like that! So would my little ones..haha. I am very much go for the easy option, but I still like to have lots of plants!

  7. hannah latoya bond
    March 2, 2017 at 9:04 am (1 year ago)

    That playhouse looks great. I would have loved that as a kid x

  8. Rhian Westbury
    March 2, 2017 at 9:38 am (1 year ago)

    Sadly I don’t have a garden as I’m in a flat but I’d definitely go for fake grass to save having to cut it x

  9. Jemma
    March 2, 2017 at 10:28 am (1 year ago)

    I love the adorable playhouse, I’m not sure how I feel about artificial grass but can see why people like it 🙂

  10. Jenny
    March 2, 2017 at 10:44 am (1 year ago)

    The playhouse and furniture are amazing! I think most or all of these are on my wish list too.

  11. Ayesha Farhad
    March 2, 2017 at 11:05 am (1 year ago)

    Haha yikes I am with you on the artificial grass! REALLY want to get done with mowing the lawn and muddy feet that come in after the rain! I have got artificial plants all over the house and the garden! not built for handling real ones haha!

  12. Miracle Max
    March 2, 2017 at 12:12 pm (1 year ago)

    We’re looking to get artificial grass this year. A few friends have it and love it. Jo x

  13. Emily Leary
    March 2, 2017 at 12:26 pm (1 year ago)

    I love our little garden. I really like the rattan furniture you posted, it looks like it’s very well made too.

  14. Catie
    March 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm (1 year ago)

    That little tykes playhouse looks amazing! We had one for the boys when they were little but it wasn’t as impressive as that! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime and Good luck with your project

  15. Dannii
    March 2, 2017 at 4:53 pm (1 year ago)

    That playhouse is so cute. I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to have one of those.
    Oh, and hanging baskets are perfect for lazy gardeners.

  16. Ali - We Made This Life
    March 2, 2017 at 9:43 pm (1 year ago)

    I loved reading this, we are having our garden landscaped soon and I need all the inspiration I can get!

  17. shannon
    March 3, 2017 at 8:05 am (1 year ago)

    I love your list! As soon as I get my house with a big backyard I’ll be gardening away!

  18. Rachel
    March 3, 2017 at 10:13 am (1 year ago)

    How cute is the Little Tikes play house, so incredible x

  19. Emma Reed
    March 3, 2017 at 11:54 am (1 year ago)

    Oh that kiddies house is amazing! Wish we could afford it. I love gardening and cannot wait for the change in weather. #ablogginggoodtime

  20. Sarahjane Wood
    March 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm (1 year ago)

    I hate gardening! My gran has a lovely garden and don’t get me wrong in the summer it’s fantastic! But definitely one of the reasons I live in a flat is to never deal with a garden

  21. Kira
    March 3, 2017 at 5:39 pm (1 year ago)

    I love that playhouse, I wish I had something like that when I was a kid! We also have rattan furniture at home, fits in with any garden and much better than metal chairs that rust!

    March 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the Little Tikes Playhouse it looks really good. Bet my little ones would love one of those to play in over the Summer.

  23. Tanya Brannan
    March 3, 2017 at 9:08 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the rattan furniture and would love to get a set! I have lots of huge terracotta pots with herbs in. At my last count I had over 20 different ones including chocolate mint and pineapple mint!

    • Jenni
      March 3, 2017 at 9:13 pm (1 year ago)

      Ooh I want a chocolate mint!x

  24. Daniella Keating
    March 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm (1 year ago)

    I love hanging baskets. That furniture set is so nice too.

  25. Matthew Blythe
    March 5, 2017 at 10:56 pm (1 year ago)

    We love our Ratton too, even have a pond surrounded with it! Easy maintenance and all that #RV&HT

  26. Fran Back With A Bump
    March 6, 2017 at 7:40 am (1 year ago)

    Those hanging baskets look great, I’d be tempted to have them!! Thanks for joining us for #marvmondays

  27. Fiona Cambouropoulos
    March 6, 2017 at 8:55 am (1 year ago)

    I love the outdoor furniture, mind you I need the garden to go with it, not the mud churned football practice ground we have with the boys at the moment!

  28. Kirsty - Winnettes
    March 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm (1 year ago)

    I’m on the same mission! So far I have done the bedroom and living room and half the hall way. I really want some rattan furniture for the garden, I’m hoping to persuade the husband this year.

  29. Faith
    March 6, 2017 at 3:36 pm (1 year ago)

    Love the little playhouse, the bit of garden we do have isnt secure but would love a decent garden to put these sort of things in, nothing better than sitting outside in the summer months

  30. fridgesays
    March 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm (1 year ago)

    #MarvMondays hmm not sure about the plastic content of little Tikes? i think a mini wooden shed would look and weather better? i love the idea of getting your little one into nature – that can only be an awesome thing.


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