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
Choosing the right garden plants can be quite tricky, in part because of the sheer range that's available in most garden centres these days. All sorts of plants from the world over can be brought home and planted. Trouble is the conditions a plant gets in its native habitat aren't necessarily what you have in your back garden. If you want an easy life, i.e. one that doesn't … [Read more...] about Plant Picking Tools – 3 great ways to help you choose the right plants for your garden
Garden Centres will not want me to tell you this... In fact some may be REALLY upset. But tough, this is something you need to know. Especially as now is the time hundreds and thousands of you will be queuing up and spending a small fortune on plants. We all know that any retail outlet has stacks of goodies to sell us which are all carefully positioned in key locations. … [Read more...] about The Best Kept Secret Of The Plant World (and how to avoid wasting money at the garden centre)…
Creating a good planting scheme can be tricky. To help you create a great planting scheme, we're going to dissect what made the planting scheme so good at the inspirational garden of Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos in Cordoba, Spain. How to Use Plants Effectively (the Power of One) The Alcazar garden managed to create a scheme that was brave and bold by using very few … [Read more...] about What Makes A Planting Scheme Great?