Tag Archives: colour

Who are flowers for?

Who are flowers for?   Flowers are for us to admire – right?   Well absolutely yes they are, but flowers aren’t just for us, many of today’s modern blooms however are created primarily to please the human eye – but are we forgetting who flowers are really for?   Let’s take you back a few hundreds of millions of

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Colour enhanced flowers on plant labels

  So many of the images of flowers are clearly enhanced to give a false impression of the vibrancy and intensity of the colour of the flowers, many of the reds are so ‘beefed up’ there isn’t a shade of lipstick that would compare to them!     Now I understand that  growers want the images to stand out, but

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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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Narrow Alleys and Courtyards

Small Garden Design: Don’t stuff your narrow bits with clutter!   Alleyways and narrow gardens are always a little tricky to garden. Two reasons, they are narrow, so too much stuff and it looks cluttered and usually they are in deep shade so don’t see much sun or rain for that matter. So what to do.   Take this drawing of a

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How can you get ‘inspiration’ from a £250k show garden – really?

Small Garden Design: Show gardens are just for show!   Show gardens are amazing, super expensive, but amazing.  Everything is perfect, most are incredibly beautiful and stuffed to bursting with the most beautiful plants and offset by spectacular sculptures, gazebos, patios and furniture.    It is our glimpse at how those gardens behind elaborate electric fences would (or should) look – and

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Fabulous Front Gardens

Small Garden Design: What does your garden say about you?     What do visitors think when they wander up your drive?  Do they think what you would like them to think about you.   I bet you have really thought about the decoration in your home, what colour the walls are what furniture you have, but but the first

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Scale and Perspective

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 quite

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Garden Design Tips – Ugly Views & how to hide them

Garden Design Tips: Hiding Ugly Views       You can do something about those eyesores..even in a small garden! and here’s how…   Have a colour theme:

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Hakenochloa

You can’t get away with only one of these plants, they need a clump to look really effective, but the effect if you get it right – the most sumptious shagpile carpet!

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