Christmas, Decoration, Geoff, How To, Infographics, Lighting

With Christmas looming around the corner, we take a look at some creative ways to spread the festive cheer. It’s easy to spruce up your home throughout December, but you can really go to town and entertain the neighbours with our DIY outdoor Christmas decorations, from drainpipe candy canes to snowball lanterns. These homemade decorations will be perfect for the kids and even the whole family, so get crafting ready for the special day.

Be sure to share your creations with us via our Facebook and Twitter as we would love to feature them in a future post!

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20 DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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GeoffGeoff works within the Primrose marketing team, primarily on anything related to graphics and design.

He loves to keep up with the latest in music, film and technology whilst also creating his own original art and his ideal afternoon would be lounging in a sunny garden surrounded by good food, drink and company provided there is a football nearby.

While not an expert, his previous job involved landscaping so he’s got some limited experience when gardening.

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Gardening, George

The life of a gardener can be a tough one. Hours of toil out in the cold, wind, sun and rain… we can all do with a little something to inspire us now and then. So we’ve gathered a collection of our favourite inspirational gardening quotes – a few words of wisdom to keep you going!


Audrey Hepburn Quote
‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow’ – Audrey Hepburn


Abraham Lincoln Quote
‘We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses’ – Abraham Lincoln


Janet Kilburn Phillips
‘There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments’ – Janet Kilburn Phillips


Francis Bacon Quote
‘a garden… is the purest of human pleasures’ – Francis Bacon


Gertrude Jekyll Quote
‘A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust’ – Gertrude Jekyll


Oscar de la Renta Quote
‘Gardening is the work of a lifetime: you never finish’ – Oscar de la Renta


Mahatma Gandhi Quote
‘To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves’ – Mahatma Gandhi


C. L. Fornari Quote
‘No life is without difficulties, no garden is without weeds’ – C. L. Fornari


Marcus Tullius Cicero Quote
‘If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero


H. E. Bates Quote
‘The garden that is finished is dead’ – H. E. Bates

Do let us know if there are any other motivational gardening quotations that you love!

George at PrimroseGeorge works in the Primrose marketing team. As a lover of all things filmic, he also gets involved with our TV ads and web videos.

George’s idea of the perfect time in the garden is a long afternoon sitting in the shade with a good book. A cool breeze, peace and quiet… But of course, he’s usually disturbed by his energetic wire fox terrier, Poppy!

He writes about his misadventures in repotting plants and new discoveries about cat repellers.

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More Gardening Quotes

Did you enjoy our last post of gardening quotes? Here’s another batch of inspiring and beautiful quotes.

Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul

“Plants give us oxygen for the lungs, and for the soul.” — Linda Solegato

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” — Vincent van Gogh

I perhaps owe becoming a painter to flowers

“I perhaps owe becoming a painter to flowers.” — Claude Monet

Flowers are our greatest silent friends

“Flowers are our greatest silent friends.”

Read more gardening quotes in our previous post.


Gardening Quotes to Think About

Gardening has inspired writers the world over, and many great minds have turned to the garden for peace, pleasure, or as a creative outlet. Here are some gardening quotes and sayings that we think you may enjoy.

Nature never goes out of style, gardening quote against fall leaves

“Nature never goes out of style.” — Anonymous

Earth laughs in flowers quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson writer against peacock and tulips garden

“Earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A gardener learns more in the mistakes beautiful garden quote by Barbara Dodge Borland

“A gardener learns more in the mistakes than in the successes.” — Barbara Dodge Borland

He that plants trees quote by Thomas Fuller against pine forest nature photo

“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.” — Thomas Fuller

Do you have any favourite gardening and nature related quotations? Share them with us in the comments!