When I do garden design consults there is one sentence I hear over and over again: “Oh we just put that there because we had a gap, it doesn’t have to stay there”… What the ‘that’ is, can be anything from a summerhouse to a birdbath or anything else you care to imagine. To most people, the assumption that an awkward area they don’t know what to do with (or somewhere they have … [Read more...] about Garden design – Be careful of the ‘gap trap’!
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I was discussing garden design with Alison Kerr from Loving Nature's Garden the other day, specifically about how tough it can be to visualise how the garden design changes you want to make will look. The sentence “I just can’t visualise” has been muttered into my little ears more times than I care to remember from my garden design clients. But Alison’s remark got me … [Read more...] about How to visualise your garden design (especially if you can’t visualise!)
Picture this - you've designed a lovely garden. Everyone is happy with it. Even the builders have followed the plan to the letter, no one has changed or accidentally botched the design! It's almost finished. You know on completion it will look great... All that remains is to complete the garden design is to put in the perfect planting scheme and viola! It's done! (Yes I know … [Read more...] about Plant passion v precision (or when it all goes wrong for a garden designer…)