Tag Archives: small garden design low maintenance gardening

How to Design a Small Garden

Garden sizes aren’t what they used to be, many modern gardens are small and often odd shapes. This reduction in area makes designing more difficult, what can you put in and what should you leave out of the garden. Traditionally gardens have been designed around a lawn with flower beds and a small patio, but this layout doesn’t work well

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Best Low Maintenance Garden Tip

I am going to start on a tangent here; talking about household chemicals and our desire for germ-free and clean houses. Societal ‘norms’, the expected modus operandi condition us to behave in a certain way, and on the whole this is good. However it is also a good thing to step back occasionally and take stock of why we do

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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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PlantPlots Design

2021 – has been our best year ever! PlantPlots Design Service just took off this year with orders from all over the country, in case you were wondering why I haven’t been posting as much. It’s because I have been flat out designing loads of gardens! Now that the summer has well and truly arrived and everyone is enjoying being

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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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How to Make a Garden Feel Bigger..

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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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Plan for Debris!

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Good morning everyone, just a short post today, but before you read further, I would like to wish all my readers well during this global pandemic. I firmly believe that from awful things comes some good, and after this Coronavirus changes the world, I think it will change all of us for the better. The truly important things will be

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