With the weather warming up, our thoughts are turning to family barbecues and long, leisurely summer nights in the garden. So, whether you’re the proud owner of a sprawling garden or a compact balcony, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can make your outdoor space work for you. By utilising your outside area properly, there’s no limit to what you can do with it. Today, we all want to know where our food comes from – and what could be better than growing it yourself? From basil on the windowsill to tomatoes on the balcony, or even your very own veg patch next to the shed, everyone can enjoy getting green-fingered this spring. And while we are all experts at recycling our household waste, it’s time to transfer that idea of sustainability into our gardens by using truly ‘greener’ methods and products to do our bit for the environment from our own back yards. No matter what the size of your project, B&Q has everything you need to take your space from bland to blooming, with a huge range of tools, plants, paint, fencing and garden furniture to choose from. Here, we offer up some innovative ideas on how to make your patch of land green ...