We make gardening easier
Our mission is to HELP YOU make YOUR garden BETTER.
Creating a beautiful garden should not be the preserve of only the professionals, you can create one too. However, we don’t think that showing you pictures of expensive fabulous gardens really helps you sort out your back garden. For example, you often hear the phrase ‘you can take inspiration from this show garden’…
OK, here’s a show garden;
Now take inspiration from that and apply it to your garden…It’s not quite so easy then is it.
Hence why we do things a little differently, we try to show you how to garden – in your garden.
So by reading this further you aren’t going to get lovely pictures to look at (mainly as my artistic skills are a little lacking), but you are going to be able to go out into your back garden and make it work how you want it to!
Design a garden it’s just a phrase, but what it really means is this.
You need to design YOUR garden…but design your garden in such a way that:
- You can enjoy relaxing and sitting in it.
- Can enjoy watching the plants grow the way you want them too.
- Have time to spend time enjoying the garden not ‘doing’ the garden.
- Don’t spend time on garden chores you hate when you’d rather be doing something else.
- And that the garden created behaves itself!
OK, so now maybe it seems a little more daunting, especially if you know very little about plants. How can you find out which plants would grow well and which ones wouldn’t! It should be easy to find out, there are literally thousands of websites on all aspects of garden design as well as thousands of books and magazines articles too, but there is a problem. Most of the images you see are of the most incredible, amazingly perfect and usually very expensive gardens – which bear to resemblance to your own.
So we have created a number of guides for you depending on the type of garden you have.
Now you might notice that I haven’t said anything about about Cottage gardens or Contemporary styled gardens yet, and that is because of one fundamental garden design rules.
The garden design must suit you and not the garden suit a particular style.
It basically means this, if you imagine your garden as a wardrobe full of clothes, the garden style is the underwear. Now like all good underwear, if it fits you well, whatever you choose to wear on top will always look better.
So before you even start thinking about any redesign, the first and most important part is understanding how you want to use the garden and how much time you want to spend gardening.