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New directions in garden privacy screens

Garden privacy screens have really changed alot in the last few years. There are lots of new, exciting designs. As more houses are built, gardens get smaller and more overlooked. Privacy is increasingly difficult. But…

April 22nd, 2018 - Garden design, Town gardens

A new look at the March garden…

The March garden

What do you imagine to be the essence of a  'March garden'? January and February stand for frosts, snowdrops, the brilliant colours of cornus stems and even the last remaining seedheads. By April, there are…

March 18th, 2018 - Garden design, Gardening know how, Wildlife & eco

8 beautifully simple garden ideas that really work

Simple garden ideas from St Erth Diggers Garden

The Diggers Club Garden of St Erth demonstrates simple garden ideas to home gardeners. It's a charming and very domestic-scale garden. Every idea in it could be taken back to your garden, wherever you live,…

February 25th, 2018 - Garden design, Garden travel, Gardening know how

Is it time for a garden appraisal?

If you want to take your garden up a notch, book a garden appraisal. Maybe you've moved to a new house and you don't even know what's in your garden? Or your life has changed…

January 28th, 2018 - Garden design, Gardening know how

The best of 2017 in middlesized gardening…

Best of 2017

To wish you 'happy Christmas', here is 'the best of 2017' - the most popular posts published in 2017 in the Middlesized Garden, plus my favourite photographs. And there are two last minute gift suggestions…

December 17th, 2017 - Garden design, Garden trends & design, Gardening on a budget

15 ways to transform your garden with upcycled junk

A shop mannequin used as garden statuary

My friend Anna has created her garden with upcycled junk. It's chic, stylish - and practically everything in it has been swapped or acquired for free. Swapping and recycling saves you money. You'll end up…

October 1st, 2017 - Garden design, Gardening on a budget, Vintage & thrift

Le Jardin Agapanthe – love it or hate it, but don’t miss it!

Over-sized gates create a majestic entrance

You will love Le Jardin Agapanthe in Normandy, France. Or you will hate it. But it's not like most other gardens you'll visit. There are no lawns, borders or views (although plenty of focal points). Le…

September 3rd, 2017 - Garden design, Garden travel, Garden trends & design

How important is your garden path?

S shaped garden paths for long, thin gardens

I visited a beautifully planted garden last year, but it was spoilt by its garden path. The garden owner clearly didn't care about her garden paths. She poured all her time and money into creating…

July 30th, 2017 - Garden design, Garden trends & design, Town gardens

8 steps to the long thin garden of your dreams

Long thin garden design and planting tips

Two years ago Emma and Mel moved to a house in Whitstable with a long thin garden. It's open on the 10th June 2018 for the NGS 10am-5pm. They came from a London flat with…

May 7th, 2017 - Garden design, Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Town gardens

8 effective tips for narrow town garden success

Lush planting and gravel in a narrow town garden

If you live in a town or village, you probably have a long narrow town garden. It may be shady, over-looked and small. But whatever your gardening style - classic, wildlife, jungle or romantic -…

June 19th, 2016 - Garden design, Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Town gardens