Spring may be a little late this year, but it won’t be long before London’s mews streets come alive with colour, as the flowering bulbs planted in window boxes and pots suddenly burst into life.

A mews in bloom

Back in the Noughties, Lurot Brand was a proud sponsor of the Chelsea Garden Guild’s “Mews in Bloom” competition and that made us appreciate what can be achieved by the clever use of planting in a small space. If you’re downsizing and want a low-maintenance outdoor space, a mews property is the ideal solution. They’re also perfect if your idea of a garden is two potted olive trees outside your front door.

Here are four tips for turning a bijou outdoor area into an eye-catching, year-round display:

Quirky containers

Try some of the amazing, creative potting ideas curated on the image website Pinterest. Architectural salvage yards are also great places to pick up quirky containers.

Love a living wall?

We do too. Clever vertical planting can create a lush oasis of verdant greenery in the smallest garden space.

Trellis heaven

Add height and visual interest with a trellis. Plant climbing jasmine for a fabulous scent (semi-evergreen Jasminum beesianum produces scented pink flowers in early summer).

Good enough to eat

Many garden herbs – and even some vegetables – can look attractive grown in a container with garden flowers. Discover some great tips for edible planting.

Looking for a mews property for sale with outdoor space? This elegant house in Princes Gate Mews boasts a south-facing roof terrace, while in Pindock Mews, Little Venice, you’ll find a mews house for sale with a paved and screened terrace area perfect for creating a lush green hideaway.

Considering a mews house to rent? This mews property in Hippodrome Mews, Holland Park is great for outdoor entertaining. Its large terrace has space for a table and chairs. However, if you’ve set your heart on a mews property for rent with a garden, try this superb, spacious mews house near Old Brompton Road, with a patio garden measuring 6.12m x 5.38m.

To view the suggestions above or explore more mews properties with outdoor space, contact Lurot Brand today.

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