Having a garden that is an unusual or awkward shape can often feel like a nightmare to deal with. Actually, though, an awkward shape garden is often a blessing because it enables you to come up with a design that is very unique, that you wouldn't have been able to do in a regular rectangular shape garden. So how do you transform an awkward shape garden? First off, you … [Read more...] about Awkward shaped garden design tips
There are many different styles of materials that you can use for paths. Garden paths can be made from anything from gravel to paving, pebble mosaics, brick, timber to recycled church floor flagstones! Before we get going on what type of materials you should use, we need to look at the most important part and that is getting the path in the right place. How to make sure … [Read more...] about Garden paths – How to choose the right style for your garden
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!
The garden in this month's case study is a little bit unusual. This is because the driveway ran down the side of it to the garage and parking area at the top. So it was a bit like having a front and back garden combined as one. So how do you overcome an awkward or unusual garden layout? Step 1 Your main job is to disguise the part that is unusual, or try to at least … [Read more...] about A back front garden! An unusual garden – Case study
When it comes to garden design, some gardens are definitely more challenging than others. A particularly tricky one is the long narrow side garden, which often ends up as a junkyard. It's not really large enough to do anything with, that's the problem. Well actually, with a few cunning design tricks, you can turn that awkward side area into something eye-catching and … [Read more...] about Long, narrow, awkward side yard garden makeover – Case study