Friday, 27 May 2016

How to make a children's sandpit a garden feature

Combining a children's sandpit with the rest of a garden design is a challenge. The easy way to do it is to have a self contained pit on the patio or the lawn. It can be moved about or packed away when not in use, but means it is simply a toy and not actually part of the garden.

I prefer it to be part of the garden, like a water feature or border is.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Star Spring Plant - Azalea

There should be room in every garden for an azalea. The flowers completely cover the plant, usually blocking out the views of foliage altogether so that you see a pink (or yellow or red or mauve) mass, that really stands out at a time when many other plants are only just getting going. Most are evergreen too, so they look good all year long.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Garden Design - Plant blocks of colour to give a small garden impact

You can pack a real punch even in a small garden by getting maximum impact from certain features. Pick one plant in your favourite colour and plant a block of it, closely packed, and you'll really grab people's attention.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Garden Design - Make a secluded woodland garden for wildlife and children

You can give children somewhere to explore and wildlife somewhere to live, by creating a little piece of woodland in your garden, and you don't need as much space as you think. All you need is the right plants and some imagination.