Plant Colour Schemes In this video, Rachel will talk about color schemes and stunning color combinations without having to know anything about color theory. Rachel first features her parent's garden from last week's episode, the problem boarder with the giant leylandii hedge and she will give you the answer to last week's question. She will then discuss starting a … [Read more...] about [DESIGN SHOW 9] – Plant Colour Schemes
This Garden Design Show episode features the first quick-sketch challenge. In ten minutes or less, Rachel will come up with as many ideas as she can for a viewer's garden in the UK. You'll be able to see how to plan a garden from scratch and how important correctly dividing the space in your garden is. Rachel will show you how to make your garden look more visually … [Read more...] about [DESIGN SHOW 2] – How to Design a Garden
Last week we looked at how to plan the perfect deck. This week it's the turn of planning the perfect patio. Just like with designing a deck, a little bit of planning goes a long way when it comes to creating a great looking patio. Putting your ideas down on paper will save you a lot of time and, potentially, money, and will ensure you get your dream patio. Planning on … [Read more...] about How to Plan the Perfect Patio for Your Garden
Did you watch it Thursday night? Channel 4's new series called Landscape Man. It was pitched to be like Grand Designs but about creating gardens. The opening episode of this new six part series was jaw dropping. A couple living in Devon had bought a 4-acre site and sunk every penny they had into developing their dream garden to the point of severe financial strain. Keith and … [Read more...] about Don’t be Fooled by The Landscape Man!
We are getting back to gardens this week after the frivolity of last week's Honest Scrap Award. This is the first of a new monthly-ish feature on inspirational gardens. I've chosen this first one to get the ball rolling, then all subsequent gardens are chosen by the person I've interviewed, which should, I hope, make for an interesting journey for us all. Garden Design … [Read more...] about Inspirational Gardens and the People Behind Them [part 1]