Successful Garden Design Tips – Planting with grasses

Add the wow factor to your garden this autumn! In this week's … [Continue Reading]

[DESIGN SHOW 23] Great & not so great British garden design

In this episode Rachel continues her tour of Great British … [Continue Reading]

Successful Garden Design Tips – importance of proper planning

They say never work for friends or family... here's a garden that … [Continue Reading]

Successful Garden Design Tips – overlooked gardens

This week we take a look at how to lessen the impact of being … [Continue Reading]

[DESIGN SHOW 22] Creating glorious herbaceous flower borders

In this episode Rachel visits some wonderful gardens in the south … [Continue Reading]

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[DESIGN SHOW 22] Creating glorious herbaceous flower borders

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Successful Garden Design Tips – Planting with grasses

Add the wow factor to your garden this autumn! In this week's Successful Garden Design quick tips video we look at different … [Read More...]

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Successful Garden Design Tips – Planting with grasses

Add the wow factor to your garden this autumn! In this week's Successful Garden Design quick tips video we look at different ways to plant grasses effectively in the garden... Grouping grasses coming up in drifts throughout the other plants is a great way to incorporate grasses into the garden. Planting grasses this way helps highlight the striking colours of … [Read More...]

[DESIGN SHOW 23] Great & not so great British garden design

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...]

Successful Garden Design Tips – importance of proper planning

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 … [Read More...]

Successful Garden Design Tips – overlooked gardens

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 create this effect. Any tree that is suitable for your … [Read More...]

[DESIGN SHOW 22] Creating glorious herbaceous flower borders

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 … [Read More...]

Successful Garden Design Tips – simple, stunning colour combining

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...]

Successful Garden Design Tips 13 – A cunning way to disguise ugly vegetable patches!

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...]

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