Now, before you accuse me of unfairly knocking landscapers, I'm not. If I am knocking anything, it is what happens when there is no clear design process involved with creating a garden. Something that people often don't take into consideration, is the part a good design plays in creating a stunning garden. A lot of people incorrectly assume that if they call in a … [Read more...] about Garden Design SOS – Design rescue, AFTER the landscaper had finished…
I’m often asked by clients if they would be better off with a patio or a deck for their garden. There isn't a definitive answer as to which is better because it depends on your location, tastes and lifestyle needs. But there are pros and cons to each which will help you decide. Here are some of the main things to consider: Patio Benefits Easy maintenance (if you've … [Read more...] about Patio or Deck – Which is Best?
Someone kindly(?) referred to this website as "porn for garden lovers." As much as l laughed at that, it has made me think; are people just ogling and not actually doing? I want this to be a useful resource where you can come and get the tuition you need (move on from the porn analogy, if you haven't already). I thought if I did this website, offered free advice, people … [Read more...] about Does it take a carrot or a stick to produce a great garden?
I admit that is a statement I was never expecting to make. I've been designing gardens professionally for the last eighteen years. It's how I earn my living. I charge people a fee to convert their ideas and lifestyle aspirations into a beautiful garden. So, why after so many years in the business have I come to the conclusion you'd be better off doing it yourself? Well, we … [Read more...] about Why You Can Create a Better Garden Than a Designer
In this video you will see the courtyard garden (design shown in how to design a courtyard garden video) being built. This is the first stage of the courtyard garden construction. The paving slabs will be laid in a couple of months time, so you will have to use your imagination a little bit (or watch the next video in the series, see below for details). The rendered wall … [Read more...] about How to build a courtyard garden [part 4]