Tag Archives: garden design advice

How to Plan a Garden Border

Let’s face it gardens are really all about the planting. We don’t walk into a garden and think ‘ooh amazing patio’ or ‘the path looks great’. Instead we walk around a garden looking at the plants, that is where the enjoyment lies. So this post is all about how to plan a garden border, so that it looks amazing and

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Small Garden Design by PlantPlots

It’s been a busy February! Thought you would like to see all the designs created last month… Much thinking tea was consumed! And March is even busier …eeek! 🙂 Try our design service -it’s really rather good!

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Inside the Mind of a Garden Design – Muddled Gardens!

Muddled gardens – sadly creep up on the unsuspecting gardener, these are gardens that once followed a plan, but that over time have morphed and evolved into a bit of a muddled mess! This post accompanies the 2 podcast episode on Muddled Gardens. There are two parts to consider, the design layout and the planting layout. Design Layout go Back

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How to ‘do’ Garden Mirrors

I have always been a lover of garden mirrors. Mirrors are a great design tool, available in every shape and size, but mostly because; a well placed mirror in the garden can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary! What’s so great about garden mirrors? Mirrors have 4 main functions in any garden, To reflect sunlight into dark spaces They add

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It’s here, its live, it’s launched – and possibly the best garden book you’ll ever get.

I Want to Like my Garden by Rachel McCartain is now published. This really is a gardening book unlike any other you may have read – why; because it has been written to answer two questions: How can anyone ‘do’ their garden if they don’t know what to do and If a person didn’t know much about plants, what do

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Choosing Plants for the Garden

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3 simple steps to remember when choosing what plants to put in your garden

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Inside the Mind of a Garden Design

We thought we’d let you in on a few secrets, on how we go about creating a design for a garden, the thought process we use and the reasons why we chose to design a garden in that particular way – so you get inside the mind of a garden design! We will be honest in saying that this particular

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