Category Archives for Landscape Design

Colourful Foliage Planting Schemes

Do not think that colour depends exclusively on flowers. Foliage can also provide very pleasing colour and is often just as showy, possibly even more so, than many flowers. It has a very long season too – all the year … Continue reading

12. August 2013 by admin
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Scree Gardens

An alternative garden which can be built with similar materials, but where the soil is dry and water cannot be introduced artificially, is the scree garden. Where a steep mountain is crumbling, showers of small and large stones rush down … Continue reading

11. June 2013 by admin
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Shrub and Tree Gardens

Shrubs and decorative trees give a garden permanence, but they do a great deal more than that. They add a new dimension: they give it height and a sense of space. They help to bind the garden together, giving it … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Re-planning an Old Garden

Creating a new garden from an old one can be more of a headache than starting from scratch. It is likely that the plot will be cluttered and untidy and possibly badly neglected. Once proud trees and fine shrubs will … Continue reading

04. September 2011 by admin
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Ideas for a Garden Design: Glades, Paths, Flower Beds and Borders

Glades A suggestion for the far section of the garden is a pleasant, peaceful glade — a feature that is easy to make and to maintain. What is more, glades may be made on level or sloping ground, and may … Continue reading

04. September 2011 by admin
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Large Garden Designs

There are two ways of looking at gardens. Either they may be regarded as in-fills to architecture, spaces that the architect or builder either didn’t have the imagination or the intelligence to fill, in which case the plants are an … Continue reading

04. September 2011 by admin
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Planning Your Garden Design

Planning Having made some notes on the site, and having listed the main features desired, the time has come to start planning. Equip yourself with a thick pencil and several sheets of mathematical paper (you will need several because planning … Continue reading

04. September 2011 by admin
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Starting the Landscape Design in Your New Garden

Ground-work Give plenty of time and thought to these early deliberations because they can save much regret and work later. However, the time has come to put theory into practice and make first contact with the soil. If the garden … Continue reading

01. September 2011 by admin
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Bold Garden Beds and Borders

Be Bold in the  Garden Border The keen gardener will always garden on the borderlines of what it is possible and safe to grow. I’m sure this is the right attitude. If you get five or six years of pleasure, … Continue reading

05. April 2011 by admin
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Designing a Garden – The Professional Touch for Garden Landscapes

  The Professional Touch There are certain techniques of planning that can be applied to lift your garden out of the ordinary at the initial stages of designing a garden. The first of these is to apply an axis — … Continue reading

30. October 2010 by admin
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