This week we are looking at the more practical aspects of garden (yard) landscaping. There is always a lot written about how to tackle small gardens but what do you do if you have a really small garden? This was a question posed to me by one of our readers, Rachel Scott. Rachel lives in Sydney, Australia and has two tiny outside spaces she wants to landscape; a very small … [Read more...] about BIG ideas for tiny gardens [part 1]
Archives for February 2010
Someone kindly(?) referred to this website as "porn for garden lovers." As much as l laughed at that, it has made me think; are people just ogling and not actually doing? I want this to be a useful resource where you can come and get the tuition you need (move on from the porn analogy, if you haven't already). I thought if I did this website, offered free advice, people … [Read more...] about Does it take a carrot or a stick to produce a great garden?
I admit that is a statement I was never expecting to make. I've been designing gardens professionally for the last eighteen years. It's how I earn my living. I charge people a fee to convert their ideas and lifestyle aspirations into a beautiful garden. So, why after so many years in the business have I come to the conclusion you'd be better off doing it yourself? Well, we … [Read more...] about Why You Can Create a Better Garden Than a Designer
We are getting back to gardens this week after the frivolity of last week's Honest Scrap Award. This is the first of a new monthly-ish feature on inspirational gardens. I've chosen this first one to get the ball rolling, then all subsequent gardens are chosen by the person I've interviewed, which should, I hope, make for an interesting journey for us all. Garden Design … [Read more...] about Inspirational Gardens and the People Behind Them [part 1]