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Hampton Court Flower Show

the Good, the Bad and the Unrealistic! This is the final post specifically about the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2021; and I must say that the show organisers have pulled a show together in the most difficult of circumstances. So congratulations to all, the World and Nature have thrown biblical events about like confetti over the last 18 months;

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RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2021

We came, We saw, We thought …. I was so excited this year to receive my first ever Press Pass to this years RHS Hampton Court Flower Show! So myself and trusty photographer friend H, (whom you will all soon meet in the next series of podcasts from ‘The Plotting Shed‘) rose at the crack of dawn to drive to

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How to make a garden – design advice for first time gardeners

Geranium johnsons blue flower in sun close up

How very exciting, you have become the owner of your first ever garden! But it’s also a little daunting, especially if you are new to gardening also, what do you do, where do you begin, what do you need to know? How to make a garden! Where to start? Well, creating your first ever garden surprisingly does not involve you

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What is a Contemporary Garden?

As a designer, I get asked all to frequently about either designing a low maintenance and or modern/contemporary garden – but what really are these? What is a contemporary garden anyway. What is to be created in fact, what is the client actually asking for? This got me thinking; because it is actually quite hard to define a style in

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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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How to maximise space in a small garden

Most articles about garden design will show you pictures of wonderful gardens and then tell you all those things you can do to maximise space in a small garden. But much of the ‘advice’ doesn’t help much; it tends to say… ‘Have a Plan’ | ‘Sensible Seating’ | ‘Create a Sensory Experience’ | ‘Plant in Layers’ | ‘Pick the Right

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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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Choosing Plants for the Garden

Echinops - the best bee bistro around.

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

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Little Listens…

Listen to our podcasts on all aspects of gardening, garden design and anything we think is important to know. If we don’t have a podcast on something you’d like to know about – get in touch and tell us what you’d like to know!

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