Finally, spring is actually with us (albeit for brief and teasing snatches here in the UK). It means our plant choices are getting more varied. So following on from March's subtle planting scheme that wouldn't clash with all the spring flowering bulbs, this month's garden plant selection has brighter colours but will still compliment all the bright bulb colours. This … [Read more...] about Plant Selection – Amazing in April
Archives for March 2017
I'm very pleased to be featuring Wolfgang's garden in this week's SGD Student Hall of Fame. Wolfgang lives in Germany and this is the garden he had to contend with once the house was completed! Yikes! What to do with a garden like this? Firstly: LEARN ABOUT GARDEN DESIGN (if you're going to DIY). The best way, and of course I would say this, is to buy an online garden … [Read more...] about Modern, awkward shape garden design – Wolfgang’s garden
Front gardens can be difficult to get right because often as not, they have to be functional, to accommodate the car and driveway or utility area for bins. Just because a driveway is there, it doesn't mean to say that the area should not be treated as a garden and be made to look beautiful. So how do you go about making a practical space a beautiful one? Step 1 … [Read more...] about Front garden design makeover – Case study
A few years back, a friend of mine asked me to redesign the garden of a house she'd just bought. I was happy to help as I could see there was lots of room for improvement. Her family were all keen gardeners, and by the look on their faces, they were somewhat aghast at her getting a garden designer in! The garden was perfectly 'nice enough' as it was, surely? It only needed a … [Read more...] about Changing a ‘nice enough’ garden that isn’t nice enough!