Evergreen planting tips for your garden Evergreen plants can often be overlooked and underused. In this week's quick tips video Rachel demonstrates just how amazing they can be... Plant Design Principles When designing any planting scheme it's important to consider the following: Garden growing conditions eg. sun, shade, rainfall, soil type, temperatures Heights … [Read more...] about Successful Garden Design Tips – Evergreen Plants – Winter Wonders
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What is it that makes a planting border look good all year round? In this video Rachel takes a look at the world famous Beth Chatto gravel garden for inspiration. Evergreens certainly play their role in the winter months but don't discount grasses and herbaceous perennials. Even though they might not be at their best in the winter, they still offer shape and form - … [Read more...] about Successful Garden Design Tips – Wonderful Winter Planting
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 the … [Read more...] about Successful Garden Design Tips – Planting with grasses
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]http://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 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
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: http://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