I’ve been wanting to add some fairy lights to my garden since I finished the landscaping phase, but finances have held me back somewhat. I’m still broke, but I spotted a bargain at the Chelsea Flower show and snapped up two sets of fairy lights (50 lights on a 5 metre string, £10 each – bargaintastic!). On Friday I painstakingly wound them around two of the posts in my garden (the ones with the Trachelospermum jasminoides and the Clematis cirrhosa, for those who are interested in the fine details), and I loved the effect so much that on Sunday I went out and treated myself to some flower-shaped fairy lights (Sainsburys, £19.99 per set – 20 lights per string – currently on BOGOF). These were even more troublesome to put up. I wound one set very carefully into my contorted hazel, and it took the best part of 45 minutes to get just right.
Well worth the effort:
And a photo taken in the daylight to show that they really are just as pretty when they’re not lit:
The fairy lights on the posts have proved much more difficult to photograph, so here is a very bad photograph just because I doubt whether I’ll be able to take a better one:
You’ll just have to trust me when I say that the fairy lights look much prettier in the flesh! I still have one set of the flower lights, and I’m holding onto them until I’m absolutely certain about where I want to put them.