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5 top garden design tips – and how to avoid two common mistakes!

Garden design tips to transform your outdoor space. Plus avoid the two common garden layout mistakes that most amateurs make!

July 31st, 2021

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Bench

How to create a beautiful and unusual garden with a sense of place

I’ve just visited a garden with a superb sense of place. But what is ‘sense of place’ in a garden? And how can it direct the design of your garden?…

July 17th, 2021

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Mixed pavers and boards

12 very attractive contemporary garden ideas from RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival

One of the main reasons for visiting a show like the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is to discover the best contemporary garden ideas. They don’t have to be…

July 10th, 2021

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Ruby flowered broom

10 low maintenance plants for an instant – but long-lasting – garden

I’ve been finding out about the ultimate low maintenance plants for an instant – yet long-lasting garden. And holiday homes really need easy-care gardens, because there’s so little time when…

May 22nd, 2021

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How to create a beautiful and welcoming front garden

What to consider when creating a beautiful front garden – the architecture of your home, your gate, your colour scheme and low maintenance!

May 15th, 2021

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Day lilies are edible.

What you need to know about edible flowers

Edible flowers have been one of the surprise successes of the last few years. However, many of us are suspicious of the idea of eating flowers, but they do look…

May 8th, 2021

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10 practical and beautiful outdoor seating ideas

Outdoor seating ideas for your garden – how to incorporate attractive garden seating into your design, including DIY and recycled ideas.

March 13th, 2021

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How to choose a garden style – 12 beautiful garden design ideas

How to pick the right garden style for your garden. Choose from the top 12 garden design ideas to find the one that’s right for your garden.

February 7th, 2021

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Gazebo for a garden corner

10 shady garden corner ideas to love – and two to avoid!

How to make a shady garden corner work for your garden. Find out the pros and cons of using the space for a shed, greenhouse, pergola or more.

January 24th, 2021

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Hebes and euphorbia with bulbs

How to plan a truly successful flower border

The start of the year is a good time to plan a flower border. So I’ve asked three brilliant garden designers – Lee Burkill of Garden Ninja, Jack Wallington and…

January 10th, 2021

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Alternatives to box for simple topiary

The three best alternatives to box for simple topiary

There are only a few good alternatives to box (English boxwood or Buxus sempervirens) for topiary. But I have just visited a delightful private garden in Kent which shows off…

October 18th, 2020

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Parasols garden sculpture by Richard Cresswell

Where to place sculpture and garden ornaments

Garden ornaments – garden art, sculpture and decorations – can lift your garden to a whole new level. They make your garden look good in all seasons, particularly in winter….

October 4th, 2020

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