Category: Garden Design

Creating small alpine garden

Alpine garden in trough Most alpines will grow well enough in trough, provided the compost is right. It should be very gritty and free-draining. Though the soil should be well drained, you must also water regularly. You are trying to…

Climbers for north facing wall

Surprisingly, you can plant some of the more tender shrubs against a north wall. North would seem to spell cold, because the north wind really does give rise to some of the coldest winter days. But. in fact, most frost…

Cottage Garden

What is cottage garden The essence of the cottage garden was that it was unplanned. The typical ‘cottager’ was a farm worker whose small garden had to supply vegetables and fruit, herbs for flavouring and medicines, as well as garden…

How to design a garden

When planning the design of your garden, there are certain tried and tested principles that are worth bearing in mind. Visual considerations The open centre Whatever the size and type of garden, the centre should always be kept open. This…

Hedge plants for formal and informal hedge

There are two ways fo growing hedges- formal hedge and informal hedge. While selecting hedge plants you need to consider which hedge style the garden will have. Formal hedges are created with evergreen hedge plants and need frequent and careful…

Garden design and plot shapes

Near-square and rectangular plots These are the easiest plots to plan as the principles of garden design may be applied to them without having to introduce any special treatment. Some rectangular plots are wider than they are long. Such a…

How to Renovate a garden

Ten point plan for Garden Renovation :Garden makeover Here is a ten-point program for renovating a neglected garden 1 Survey garden and decide which plants to keep and which to dig up and discard, either because disliked, badly damaged, or…

Garden Planning

Drawing a site plan When you are planning to design or redesign a garden, it helps considerably to draw a complete scale plan on paper first. Begin with a site plan, showing the outline of the house, the positions of…

How to create a focal point in Garden

A number of features can be used very effectively as the focal point in a garden. Whatever you choose should be positioned as far away from the vantage point as is practical, so that you encompass the greatest possible area.…