Category Archives: Mini Makeovers – Garden Design Ideas

Make your garden look like a Chelsea Show Garden

Chelsea Show Garden  Want one of these? But have one of these…. In my previous post on Chelsea show gardens, we looked at why it will be nigh on impossible to recreate a show garden at home but that we could take on board bits of the gardens to create a bit more glamour at home.

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Mini-Makeovers :- Garden Ideas for Tiny Back Yards

Garden Ideas: Tiny Back Yards or Courtyards   When space is tight, it can be tricky to make a garden or even to try to have anything that resembles a garden, sadly all too often, the courtyard consists of a couple of bins, the odd bicycle and maybe a threadbare patch of less than immaculate lawn!   But it doesn’t have to be

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Garden Ideas: Brightening up your dreary bits!

Garden Ideas: Dull, dark & dreary gardens.   Not all of us have wonderful sun-filled gardens and to be honest a bit of shade is always welcome, but what if your garden is just shaded. It can easily appear dull dark and rather dreary – so how do you go about brightening up your dreary bits. Luckily we have a few garden

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Garden Ideas: Gardening on a tight budget!

Garden Ideas: Making a Garden on a tight Budget.   OK, so you’ve just got your brand new house and with it comes a brand new garden….how exciting. But the view’s a bit naff and you’ve not a lot of money available to fix it.     What can you do to create a garden with hardly any money to spend?

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Garden Makeovers – part 4

Garden Makeovers – it’s easier than you think!   We thought we would do a few mini-makeovers with our border designs, so you can see how you can adapt them to any space.   Thousands of new homes are built each year in the UK and so are thousands of new gardens, but if you are faced with a blank

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Garden Makeovers – part 3

Garden Makeovers – it’s easier than you think! We thought we would do a few mini-makeovers with our border designs, so you can see how you can adapt them to any space.   This weeks garden is on a down slope. It’s fairly small with raised beds and a shed. There is a raised patio that looks down onto the

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Garden Makeovers – part 2

Garden Makeovers – it’s easier than you think! We thought we would do a few mini-makeovers with our border designs, so you can see how you can adapt them to any space.   This week’s little makeover is for a really sunny garden however, the house is a new build and although the house developers have created some ‘features’ by

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Garden Makeovers – part 1

Garden Makeovers – it’s easier than you think!   Following on from the posts on how to lower the unwanted maintenance in your garden, we thought we would do a few mini-makeovers with our border designs, so you can see how you can adapt them to any space.   The idea is that with inexpensive changes and a little imagination, you

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Billy No Mates – The Pot!

OK perhaps I am being a little harsh, but it does look rather lonely. The drive is totally paved, which really only leaves the option of pots, but only one pot does look out of scale. So I think it would improve the whole frontage of the house to have a much larger planter.    Now the trouble with lots of

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What does your front garden say about you?

Small Garden Design: Make your front door a really welcoming entrance      We believe that everyone can have a lovely garden even if you can’t afford to spend very much. We have always tried to show you how you can achieve a gorgeous garden with only a small amount of effort and having only spent what you can easily

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