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if your garden is bigger than a courtyard, but smaller than an acre

The best professional tips for late summer garden colour

Exotic colours and shapes - persicaria at the Salutation

Have you run out of gardening steam by the time you get to the late summer garden? I know I do, which is why it's so inspiring to visit a…

September 9th, 2018 - Garden style & living, Gardening know how

No dig flower borders – easy, weed-free and brilliant

No dig flower borders

I've always wondered about 'no dig flower borders' for annuals, shrubs and perennials. Not that I ever do much digging. But I wondered if the principles of no dig veg…

September 2nd, 2018 - Garden style & living, Gardening know how, Wildlife & eco

August in the Middlesized Garden – my garden failures and successes

Dahlia Rip City in the Middlesized Garden

August in the Middlesized Garden is a bit of a mixed bag. August has been called 'the Sunday of summer', and there's a lazy, idle feeling about the garden at…

August 12th, 2018 - Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Town gardens

30 inspiring ideas for beautiful garden seating

Vintage French chairs

Garden seating is so much more than just a place to sit. A bench can be a focal point, work like a piece of sculpture, can punctuate a hedge or…

August 5th, 2018 - Garden design, Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Middlesized country, Town gardens

How to create a garden for entertaining

How to create an outdoor kitchen in a garden for entertaining

I've just visited a dramatically gorgeous garden for entertaining - and it's also a plant-lover's heaven. [caption id="attachment_9449" align="alignnone" width="400"] Dan Cooper's lush and jungly garden for entertaining. It has…

July 29th, 2018 - Decorations/parties, Garden trends & design, Town gardens

Why a successful small garden needs a big idea

Why a small garden needs a big idea

A small garden needs a big idea. You can let a larger garden evolve - and by 'larger' I mean any garden more than about 100ft long or quarter of…

July 22nd, 2018 - Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Middlesized country, Town gardens

The best windy garden plants and solutions

Plants which are fine in a windy garden will self-seed and spread

I’ve recently been asked about plants and solutions for a windy garden. [caption id="attachment_9359" align="alignnone" width="400"] Sue Marling and Fay Sweet's Suffolk garden is in a windy area, but it…

July 15th, 2018 - Garden style & living, Gardening know how, Middlesized country

How to update your garden on a budget

Add zing to your garden with a vibrant flower, such as Dahlia Fashion Monger.

If you want to update your garden on a budget, RHS Hampton Court Flower Show has lots of good ideas. There are, of course, the top show gardens, where the…

July 8th, 2018 - Garden trends & design, Gardening on a budget

How to upcycle and organise the shed

We kept this shed makeover simple

I've been meaning to organise the shed for years. It was cold, messy and full of clutter, with nowhere to put anything. So seeds and tools started to spread around…

July 1st, 2018 - Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Sheds/sanctuaries, Vintage & thrift

How to create a beautiful mini meadow garden

Do you fancy a mini meadow garden? I've seen several beautiful strips of wildflower meadow in show gardens this year. And also in friends' gardens. Ever since the 2012 London…

June 24th, 2018 - Town gardens, Wildlife & eco

15 easy affordable ideas for town gardens

Paint fences in town gardens

Do you like your town gardens beautifully designed? Or do you prefer the upcycled look? Where do you put your veg patch? It's always fascinating to see how different town…

June 17th, 2018 - Garden trends & design, Town gardens

The 25 best self-seeding plants to save you time and money

Save time and money with plants that grow themselves. 25 gorgeous self-seeding plants. #gardening

Self-seeding plants are the key to gardening on automatic. The less you do, the more they grow. And they're free. You buy one packet of seeds or one plant, and…

June 10th, 2018 - Gardening know how, Gardening on a budget, Middlesized country, Town gardens