Add a touch of nostalgia

Give your garden a romantic Victorian feel with white, cream and intricate metal detailing
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Outdoor clock

Add something practical and beautiful to the garden.
Paddington clock (£27.95) Primrose London.

Classic bird box

The more detailed the design, the better. Simply nail it to a tree or fence and wait for the birds to set up home.
Gothic nesting box (£39) .

Birdcage lantern

Hang one from a tree or place a few around your outdoor dining area for a pretty Victorian touch.
Cream wire tea-light lantern (£2.99) .

Portable planter

Change the look of your garden just by carrying this planter to a new spot.
Mitford planter (£27) The Urban Garden Centre.

Get sowing

Grow your own traditional English garden veg, such as beans and carrots.
Traditional seed packets (£2.75) .

Ideal Home - May 2007

Statement pot

On its own it is a fab focal point, or plant with cascading geraniums for a colourful display.
Large Tunisian urn (H77cm by W47cm at widest point; £59.99) .

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First published by Ideal Home magazine May 2007, feature by Jennifer Newton,

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