Natural Garden Design Styles Vs Native & Wildflower Planting for Wildlife
I’m often asked by people how they can either create a more natural looking garden because they live in the countryside and don’t want anything that’s ‘overly designed’ or folks that are deeply concerned for the environment and want to do their bit for wildlife.
How to Landscape Around Raised Beds
It doesn’t matter how attractive your planters are – they need to be ‘designed’ into your garden layout in order to look right… An SGD reader recently wanted to know “how to plant around raised garden beds and structures within a walkway border bed and keep it visually appealing and cohesive“.
Garden colour – in unexpected ways
Part 1 – Colourful Garden Walls Most of us love a colourful garden, but the good news is, you don’t have to rely on just flowers…
Garden paths – How to choose the right style for your garden
There are many different styles of materials that you can use for paths. Garden paths can be made from anything from gravel to paving, pebble mosaics, brick, timber to recycled church floor flagstones!
Planting Border Design Cheat – how to instantly fix a ‘messy’ planting scheme
You’ve read the books. You’ve gone online and researched which plants to put in your garden.
Garden mistake – avoid this at all costs!
Gardens can be pretty costly these days – Horticultural Week says in the UK around 4.9 billion pounds per year is spent. In the USA, Garden Research report people spend 47.8 billion dollars!
Great Christmas Gifts for Style Loving Gardeners!
I doubt that’s possible but just in case you do we’ve made your life a little bit easier with some fab selections for the design conscious gardener (oh and there’s some fun ones as well).
[DESIGN SHOW 28] Designer fruit, vegetable & herb garden ideas
I am often asked how to grow fruit and veg in the garden and still have it look good. In this Successful Garden Design Show episode, we take a look at one of the best organic vegetable gardens in the world – Babylonstoren.
[DESIGN SHOW 27] Borrowed Landscapes – Incorporating Views into your Garden
Incorporating a natural landscape (borrowed view) into the design of your garden can be a daunting challenge…
[DESIGN SHOW 26] Planting design tips for great looking borders
In this Successful Garden Design Show episode, Rachel gives her 3 top planting design tips. She’ll show you exactly how you can create stunning planting borders wherever you are in the world.