Author Archives: Rachel

Plan for Debris!

Good morning everyone, just a short post today, but before you read further, I would like to wish all my readers well during this global pandemic. I firmly believe that from awful things comes some good, and after this Coronavirus changes the world, I think it will change all of us for the better. The truly important things will be

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Why the drive for perfection is killing us!

At PlantPlots we firmly believe it is our responsibility to leave the planet in a better state than we found it. In all aspects of our lives we can make easy and simple changes to how we live that cumulatively will have a huge impact on the world we inhabit. So what are we talking about here, what is meant

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Planting a garden on a slope!

Oh my goodness, what do you do with a really steep slope of untamed grass and a desire to have something nice to look at! This week is all about how you go about planting a garden on a slope. What are the problems! Before starting the potential problems need looking at and thinking through before you don crampons, attach

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Ugly garden sheds & long concrete paths

How to hide an ugly garden shed I just thought I would pop on a quick post with the latest garden transformation I have completed, because it shows how you design around two of the most common garden problems; hiding ugly garden sheds & long concrete paths. The problem is twofold, firstly we all need storage space in a garden

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Boring Gardens and how to avoid them (part 2)

Boring gardens & how to avoid them.. Last weeks post looked at why boring gardens evolve and how plants can create more interest by stimulating our senses. Changing the planting is a simple and cost effective method to avoid the descent into boringness. This week I am discussing how some simple changes to the garden’s layout will also keep your

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Boring gardens & how to avoid them (part 1)

I have yet to find anyone who doesn’t like having a garden or outside space of their own. Even the tiniest balcony provides a welcome escape from the world of indoors. Having a garden enables you to enjoy the outside without the inconvenience of being outdoors; the kettle is only a few paces away and it’s easy to duck back

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If butterflies could vote, would your garden win?

Now there’s is a thought, but what if butterflies could vote, would your garden win if pitted against the neighbour’s? Who would benefit from the beautiful summer spectacle of fluttering butterflies more, you or your neighbours? One of life’s greatest pleasures is sitting in the garden on a warm summer day watching the daily hum of life. Bees buzzing in

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PlantPlots is Popular

and that’s official! According to Alexa ranking (25/9/19) PlantPlots.com ranks at #2,110,425 in global internet engagement. Which may not sound like a lot, but when you consider there are over 2 billion websites – our ranking at 2,110,425th puts us above 99.86% of all the websites out there on the global internet. But if you want to quibble, that many

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Asymmetric garden design

I thouht I would just share with you our latest garden design for one of our lovely customers. This was a great design to do as the brief was for a person who loved plants and wanted to lose themselves in the garden… so it really gave me the chance to let my inner designer loose! The result was a

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The Garden, your space or an interesting space?

For gardens to compete in the modern world, we need to make them more fun. You need to decide if the garden is your space or an interesting space? Gardens are created by adults but used by children, the problem is we create gardens we like but not necessarily gardens children will like using. The gardens made are lovely and

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