So although I’ve never met you, the chances are high I can guess where you’d stick a focal point or garden feature… Where there’s a big hole… in your planting! ;o) Would I be right? I may not of course, but it’s what most people do. Makes sense - can’t get plants to grow well, might as well put a statue, birdbath, or attractive feature of some description there. As much … [Read more...] about Garden focal points & features – the art of placement
You've read the books. You've gone online and researched which plants to put in your garden. You may have even colour themed your planting border and put the design on paper... But after all that effort and time spent researching, planning, purchasing, placing and planting, your garden still doesn't look as good as you hoped. Why? Planting Border Design Failure Reason … [Read more...] about Planting Border Design Cheat – how to instantly fix a ‘messy’ planting scheme
Gardens can be pretty costly these days - Horticultural Week says in the UK around 4.9 billion pounds per year is spent. In the USA, Garden Research report people spend 47.8 billion dollars! So why isn't the world full of amazing gardens? Simple. It's not how much money you spend on your garden that makes the REAL difference... Obviously, there is a minimum you'll … [Read more...] about Garden mistake – avoid this at all costs!
Do you dislike Christmas shopping as much as I do? I doubt that's possible but just in case you do we've made your life a little bit easier with some fab selections for the design conscious gardener (oh and there's some fun ones as well). We'll start with the fun ones! Garden Games from Greenfingers. The one thing I do love about this time of year, are fires. If … [Read more...] about Great Christmas Gifts for Style Loving Gardeners!
I am often asked how to grow fruit and veg in the garden and still have it look good. In this Successful Garden Design Show episode, we take a look at one of the best organic vegetable gardens in the world - Babylonstoren. Vegetable Garden Ideas - the Designer Way The Babylonstoren vineyard and garden is in the Western Cape of South Africa. The garden was designed by the … [Read more...] about [DESIGN SHOW 28] Designer fruit, vegetable & herb garden ideas