A few years back, a friend of mine asked me to redesign the garden of a house she'd just bought. I was happy to help as I could see there was lots of room for improvement. Her family were all keen gardeners, and by the look on their faces, they were somewhat aghast at her getting a garden designer in! The garden was perfectly 'nice enough' as it was, surely? It only needed a … [Read more...] about Changing a ‘nice enough’ garden that isn’t nice enough!
Small gardens do not have to be dull and boring. You'd be surprised just how much you can do in a small space garden. So let's now take a look at a small garden case study and walk you through the design steps. Step 1 - With any small space garden, the 1st thing you need to do is decide if you want to have a lawn or not. Lawns are fairly inexpensive in the scheme of … [Read more...] about Small Garden Re-design – Case Study
So, just how do you go about transforming a boring and bland garden into something that is beautiful, eye-catching and won't blow your budget? Step 1 Take a good look at the overall shape of your garden. Is your garden long and narrow in shape? Perhaps it is wider than longer? Or maybe it is a square shape? Maybe, none of those and you have a really odd and awkward shape … [Read more...] about Transforming a bland garden – Case study
If your garden is wider than it is long, then you need to put a bit more thought in to how you plan it. The problem with wide gardens is their lack of depth, it makes the garden feel confined because the end of the garden is so close. This is true even if the garden is quite sizeable. You might have a lot of physical space in the garden, but if it's pointing in the wrong … [Read more...] about Wide garden design – Case study
Have you been watching the coverage of the world's greatest gardens, the Chelsea Flower Show in London? What do you think of the gardens this year? I hate to admit it, but I'm really not enjoying the gardens. In fact, if I'm really honest, I haven't for a few years now... After watching the garden coverage on TV, I think I've turned into a 'grumpy old woman' (though … [Read more...] about Gardens that disappoint – the Chelsea Flower Show