Category Archives for Garden Design

Planning a Mixed Border for Interest All Year Round

Mixed borders contain a bit of everything – trees, shrubs, roses, evergreens, flowers and bulbs – so that they remain colourful all year round. You need quite a large area to fit in so many different plants, but in a … Continue reading

20. February 2015 by admin
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Forms of Garden Colour

Colour does not only come from green lawns, bright flower beds, shrubs and trees. Various artificial features also provide colour. These include brick paths and walls, wooden fencing and trellis of all kinds, gravel paths, any garden ornaments, the rocks … Continue reading

13. August 2013 by admin
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Berries and Fruits for the Garden

Like foliage and coloured-stemmed trees and shrubs, the plants noted for their colourful autumn berries and fruits are invaluable for their contribution to the garden’s living framework. Berrying and fruiting trees often make beautiful lawn specimens, while berrying shrubs are … Continue reading

13. August 2013 by admin
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Seasonal Garden Colour

My aim here is to show that you can enjoy colour from plants all through the year. Why so many gardens are devoid of colour in winter I do not know, for there are many suitable plants to choose from. … Continue reading

12. August 2013 by admin
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Gardens | Specific Problem Sites

I have looked at the ways in which you can go some distance towards capitalising on the climate and soil in your area and how to set about designing a garden to meet your individual needs, but frequently, plans are … Continue reading

26. July 2013 by admin
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Colour in the Garden

An individuals’ idea of which colour combinations can give the greatest pleasure vary enormously. And as with other areas of life, fashionable colours come and go in gardening, although changes lend to be rather slower to put into effect. I … Continue reading

26. July 2013 by admin
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Design and Planning in the Modern Garden

Climate, location and geology all play their part in determining how well plants will succeed in a given situation, but when designing and planning how a garden will appear and function, the needs of the people using it are just … Continue reading

26. July 2013 by admin
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Structural Fabric of the Garden

A garden is much more than a collection of plants. It contains important non-living elements too. Some, such as a drive, serve a clearly defined and functional purpose; most, however, like gates, paths and paved areas are not only functional … Continue reading

23. July 2013 by admin
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Garden Tiles | Tile Drainage

Earthenware pipes, or ‘tiles’, come in various types and sizes: glazed and porous; large, medium and small. Porous drainpipes are the best type to use, because water can seep through the sides, which cannot happen with glazed tiles. The sizes … Continue reading

07. July 2013 by admin
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Fruit and Vegetable Gardening: Planning the Plot

When establishing your fruit and vegetable garden you must work to a plan. It does not matter whether you are changing a mature, existing garden or fighting your way through the builders’ debris for the first time—a plan is essential. … Continue reading

10. April 2013 by admin
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