I've just returned from Spain where we finished planting the Courtyard Garden. You may remember at Easter, we put in the bones of the planting scheme. By bones, I mean the main feature plants, the ones that add permanent structure and form the backdrop to the softer, flowering plants. Well, now we have just put in the flowering star performers. If you are new here and want … [Read more...] about How To Plant A Small Courtyard Garden
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For me, it's the silly season. We are working flat out, trying to get gardens done in time for summer. One recently, more or less finished garden, is the now infamous Spanish Courtyard... Progress Report - Spanish Courtyard Garden This is an updated photo of the garden which was featured in the garden design video tutorials. There are still a few … [Read more...] about Spring Gardening Madness
Did you watch it Thursday night? Channel 4's new series called Landscape Man. It was pitched to be like Grand Designs but about creating gardens. The opening episode of this new six part series was jaw dropping. A couple living in Devon had bought a 4-acre site and sunk every penny they had into developing their dream garden to the point of severe financial strain. Keith and … [Read more...] about Don’t be Fooled by The Landscape Man!
Garden Design - How to choose the right landscaper and materials - Part two David Stevens interview. Part one of the interview is here: How to Design Your Garden. Or to listen to the interview in full see episode 7 on iTunes podcast Rachel: So once someone has got their design that they're happy with and they're ready to call in the landscaper, do you have any advice for … [Read more...] about How to Design Your Garden Part 2 – David Stevens Interview
Plants are the vital last piece in the landscape design process. But up until now I’ve avoided discussing how to use plants correctly in the garden and have focused heavily on design. The reason is because everyone thinks that it’s plants that make a great garden and therefore, plants get more than their fair share of airtime already. However, now, as I’m in the middle of … [Read more...] about Plants – How to Choose the Right Ones for Your Garden