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7 Best Garden Design Tips

If there is one thing the Covid pandemic lockdowns have demonstrated to everyone, is the importance of being outside and how gardens affect our mental wellbeing. Gardens and green spaces are so important because of how they make us feel. But often gardens just don’t deliver what they should, and that is down to the design. Designing a garden however

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Best Garden Design Books

Summer is the best time to see how your garden is growing and whether your plan is working!! But if your garden is not behaving itself – or it’s just not making you smile…. there’s a great little book that’s perfect for you! Now I will blow my own trumpet but one of the best garden design books you could

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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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How to Make a Garden Feel Bigger..

Geranium johnsons blue flower in sun close up

How to make a garden feel bigger than it actually is! 4 simple design methods to make the best use of your garden. Now, we could now start by showing you images of gardens that look like this… but at PlantPlots, we don’t really think these help especially if your garden looks something more like this… What you really want

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Interview with award winning Podcast host Sarah Wilson

Interview Sarah Wilson and PlantPlots https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-and-all/id1399040612?mt=2 Listen to award winning Podcast host Sarah Wilson’s interview with me. Sarah and I had a lovely discussion a few weeks ago about why many people would not consider themselves gardeners even though they love being in a garden. In the interview we discussed how gardens and gardening can be made more enjoyable for

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Boring gardens & how to avoid them (part 1)

I have yet to find anyone who doesn’t like having a garden or outside space of their own. Even the tiniest balcony provides a welcome escape from the world of indoors. Having a garden enables you to enjoy the outside without the inconvenience of being outdoors; the kettle is only a few paces away and it’s easy to duck back

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