In this episode Rachel continues her tour of Great British gardens and shows what to do and more importantly what not to do in your garden! Hestercombe near Taunton in Somerset is the first garden featured in this episode. It was designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and planting was done by Gertrude Jekyll. The attention to detail in the hard … [Read more...] about [DESIGN SHOW 23] Great & not so great British garden design
They say never work for friends or family... here's a garden that DIDN'T go to plan... In the video you will see how important it is to: Plan properly Stick to the plan! It's SO easy to get carried away when landscaping your garden and not really consider how everything has a knock on effect with everything else. Make sure you know about design before you … [Read more...] about Successful Garden Design Tips – importance of proper planning
[svp]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHWNHfbxyG8[/svp] This week we take a look at how to lessen the impact of being overlooked by lots of buildings and creating a lovely garden! A quiet peaceful space can still be created in a very overlooked garden. The height of the trees helps take they eyes away from the buildings. You don't have to use palm trees to … [Read more...] about Successful Garden Design Tips – overlooked gardens
In this episode Rachel visits some wonderful gardens in the south of England and takes a look at what makes their herbaceous flower borders great... as well as not so great! This lovely herbaceous border is one of the first parts of the West Dean Gardens. It looks great mid to late summer. Gardens featured are Waterperry in Oxfordshire and West Dean gardens in … [Read more...] about [DESIGN SHOW 22] Creating glorious herbaceous flower borders
In this video Rachel visits the Bourton House Garden in Gloucestershire where they have used colour really effectively to create stunning planting borders. Colour, colour, colour! Lovely, but simple colour combinations were used throughout the garden. Each area had a specific theme like the white, silver and green borders shown in the video. I particularly loved … [Read more...] about Successful Garden Design Tips – simple, stunning colour combining
In this video I visit the West Dean gardens near Chichester, UK. They have some amazing vegetables in their kitchen garden, but what if yours don't look quite so attractive? Well, there's a very effective trick you can use to disguise anything in the garden you don't want to view... These stunning herbaceous borders in the West Dean Gardens near Chichester, UK make … [Read more...] about Successful Garden Design Tips – A cunning way to disguise ugly vegetable patches!
The West Dean gardens near Chichester in the UK This week Rachel looks at how they create such amazingly colourful herbaceous borders for different times of year... Photos of the West Dean herbaceous borders in August The West Dean herbaceous borders do a great job of providing summer colour with the use of repeat planting of key plants like the tall yellow Kniphofia and … [Read more...] about Successful Garden Design Tips – Creating colourful borders
Learn how to design stunning planting schemes here: https://successfulgardendesigncourses.com/plantdesign/ In this episode Rachel visits the Beth Chatto Garden near Colchester in Essex and looks at what makes the famous planting schemes work so well. She also visits a private garden close by to Beth's garden that is sometimes open to the public at Little Bentley … [Read more...] about [DESIGN SHOW 21] Plant Design Secrets & Beautiful UK Gardens
If you'd like to attend one of Rachel's free online fast track design classes mentioned in the video, you can register here: https://www.successfulgardendesign.com/freeclasses/ In this quick tips video Rachel walks you through a very simple trick to creating stunning planting schemes when she visits the Waterperry gardens in Oxfordshire. Do you have any garden design … [Read more...] about Successful Garden Design Tips – Planting scheme secrets!
If you'd like to attend the free online fast track garden design training mentioned, go to: https://www.successfulgardendesign.com/freeclasses In this video I'll show you how to create privacy in a front garden without using a fence or hedge! What would you like see in future videos? Leave a comment below if you have a garden issue you'd like some help with... … [Read more...] about Successful Garden Design Tips – Creating privacy