Garden Planning Tips Narrow Gardens

See also: How to Maximise Space in a Small Garden Solving Garden Problems with Better Design Making Gardens feel Wider than they are Garden Planning Tips Narrow Gardens : Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, but more common now are gardens that aren’t regular shapes. This creates narrow spaces which might be side alleys or gardens that taper into

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Garden Planning Tips Sloping Gardens

Most garden designers and landscapers would always recommend terracing sloping gardens. Terracing levels parts of the garden and improves access, so this must be a good thing? Well perhaps yes and perhaps no and I will explain why. Sloping gardens are undoubtedly a design challenge, but the slope itself should not be regarded as the problem that must be designed

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How to Design Odd Shaped Gardens

Garden design can seem pretty difficult, but it becomes even more so if the garden itself is a weird awkward shape. This post deals with the problems these unusual shaped spaces create and how to design odd shaped gardens. I have created lots of gardens for my customers, but garden shapes are becoming more irregular and odd! Perhaps this is

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Garden Planning Tips Hide Ugly Features

Wouldn’t it be lovely if all the garden looked lovely, but sadly this is not the norm. Most gardens have an unloved area, a part of the garden you wished wasn’t there or an immovable feature that is just downright ugly! The trouble is modern gardens are much smaller now, so these ugly bits become even more noticeable. This Garden

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Garden Planning Tips Vertical Gardens

Any plant not planted in the ground is in fact vertically planted. Plants can be in window boxes, in troughs, hung in baskets or planted in green walls. The common factor is the roots are not planted in the ground. Which affects how the plants can and will grow. This garden planning tips vertical gardens post will help you maximise

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Garden Planning Tips Family Gardens

This years RHS Hampton Court Flower Show was different in that the emphasis in most of the smaller gardens was inclusion. The gardens themselves were less about the ‘show’ and more about uniting nature and the domestic garden. This series on garden planning tips explores how to transform your garden into one both adults and children enjoy using. BUT in

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The Best Gardening Website Ever!

Well we think so, but amazingly get this….. 25,000 of you love our Podcast AND a mind-bogglingly amazing number of you also LOVE PlantPlots on Pinterest too. The best gardening website ever?… well probably 😉 2.6 MILLION MONTHLY VIEWS — WHOOP WHOOP! Why is PlantPlots so good? Well we aim to make gardening easier FOR YOU. All the advice aims

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How to Make a Garden Interesting using Focal Points

Every garden needs more than just plants, patios and grass, this post looks at how to make a garden interesting by showing how views, garden art and sculptures can be used. What can be added to the garden that helps transform it from ordinary into extraordinary. Are there tricks garden designers use, and if so what are they? And how

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And the best garden at the Chelsea Flower Show was…!

Here at PlantPlots we like to view gardens from you, the users, perspective; consequently, what the RHS thought was the best garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2021 was not the one the RHS chose – and here’s why… Chelsea is predominately a flower show; a theatre of plants and showcase of horticultural expertise. New ambitious emerging design talent showcase

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How to Make a Garden More Interesting

How to Make a Garden more interesting or rather how to avoid creating a boring garden! Gardens come in all shapes styles and sizes, but the key feature we all want from any garden is that it is an area we enjoy using. Now all the pictures below show lovely gardens, but are these interesting as well? What is it

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