Garden Design SOS – Design rescue, AFTER the landscaper had finished…

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 […]

Garden Design Workshop – Which Garden Has Been Chosen?

It was a tough decision to pick just three gardens to be finalists for the free design I did as a part of the FREE Online Garden Design Weekend Workshop. I wanted the garden design workshop to be of the highest value possible to the most number of people, so I chose gardens that represented […]

Patio or Deck – Which is Best?

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 […]

Which Garden Type Do You Have?

Although there is a lot of free garden design information on this website to help you with your garden, I’ve still received a lot of emails recently asking for more help. A lot of people feel stuck on where exactly they should start. Some people have existing gardens full of plants and features that don’t […]

Does it take a carrot or a stick to produce a great garden?

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 […]

Why You Can Create a Better Garden Than a Designer

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 […]

How to build a courtyard garden [part 4]

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 […]

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