Small Garden Design: Don’t start at the bottom! He’s a bit dapper and makes quite an impression, but what part are you looking at, all of him? just this bit……or only this little bit? OK, just so you don’t think I have completely lost the plot, there is a point to this. I’ll bet you are more impressedRead more
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Small Garden Design: You don’t need a digger to widen the garden, just some well placed curvy bits. Narrow spaces are always quite tricky, they can easily look like alleyways if you are not careful. The simplest trick is to move your eye from side to side as it travels down the garden.Read more
Small Garden Design, Don’t be flat, fill the space visually Too many small gardens are flat, now there isn’t a problem with flat gardens, it’s just that with a little more thought and planning, your garden could look a whole load better! I fully accept that a lot of people do not know much about plants and quiteRead more
Small Garden Design – Don’t just do what everyone else does! Human nature is and has always been to ‘fit into a crowd’ we are, as a species, stronger together, (a bit deep I know but bear with me), however innovation and change can be hugely beneficial, and for that we need people to think like the proverbial shepherdRead more
Small Garden Design: Curves in the garden make it look wider The basic idea here is to show you that with only very few plants you can make your garden appear wider. In the image below, the garden is dominated by the view of the fence and there are a few plants around the edges. So what do you see?Read more
Garden Design Tips – Football Goals It is possible to have children, a football goal and flowers with a little forward planning and design cunning! There are two problems if you have kids who love to play football. Firstly the damage from flying footballs and energetic mini-Messi’s and secondly the wear to the grass in front of a goal. Gardening withRead more
Small Garden Design: Don’t plant a problem! Another new garden border by the house builder, it looks OK right now, but all these plants are doing is storing up a problem for the new home owner (and as these are starter homes – it’s probably their first garden too) – thanks! OK, so what is wrong, wellRead more