With any garden design there are often challenges to face, whether it’s coping with a sloping garden, hiding an unsightly shed or dealing with soggy wet soil. A good garden design will turn all these problems into design opportunities which will enhance and make the most of your garden. Read on to find out how.
Wide Borders – How to Make Them Work
Wide deep borders can present a challenge, but they also offer lots of scope for impact and creativity. Here's some… Read more.
How To Cope With Wet Soils and Gardens
If you constantly find yourself battling a soggy, wet garden, you're likely wondering what you can do about it. This… Read more.
What to consider before your garden design consultation
January is often the time when we start to make plans for the new year. 2020 has highlighted to many… Read more.
How to add interest to a wide border
Are you wondering how to add interest to a wide planting border? One option is to install a new pathway… Read more.
How to cope with a wide / deep border
We often receive calls and emails from people who have recently moved into a new home, feeling overawed at taking on… Read more.
Musings on choosing a garden designer
Garden designers need to know a lot about a lot of things. Just consider for a moment. He or she… Read more.
How To Cope With Shallow Soils Over Chalk
When we refer to chalky soil, we mean soil which has a layer of chalk below it. Chalky soils tend… Read more.
How to Cope with Wide Shallow Gardens
If you have a wide and shallow garden it can appear to lack space and distance. But with some design… Read more.
How to cope with… hot, dry areas of the garden
Hot, dry areas of the garden can be quite a challenge for the gardener, particularly if the soil is very… Read more.
How to cope with… a long narrow garden
Long, narrow gardens have several drawbacks, particularly if they are very narrow: the patio can seem very cramped for space… Read more.
How To Cope With Rooty, Shady Areas Under Trees & Large Conifers
Let’s face it, there is shade, and there is gloom. It's all very well people suggesting long lists of shade… Read more.
How To Cope With Heavy Clay Soil
Anyone who has a garden with heavy clay soil will know about the difficulties of gardening on it. The soil… Read more.
Designing Front Gardens & Driveways
The design of driveways and front gardens poses a somewhat different set of challenges to those faced when creating a… Read more.
Children & gardens – a few ideas & considerations
Gardens can be magical places for children. Contrary to what many people believe, a child-friendly garden does not have to… Read more.
Disguising Sheds, Wheelie Bins, Trampolines and More – Some Ideas
A good garden design should not only be beautiful, it should also be practical. And practical inevitably means disguising those… Read more.