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Choosing and Using Roses
Choosing and Using Roses
Roses are very adaptable and, given their huge range of colours and fragrances, can be as much at home in informal designs as in the traditional surroundings of formal…...
Ground Cover for Low Maintenance Gardens
Ground Cover for Low Maintenance Gardens
By reducing the need for weeding and helping to lessen the amount of watering required, ground cover plants offer a very attractive solution to low maintenance gardening....
Herbaceous Planting
Herbaceous Planting
Well planned and planted herbaceous borders lend height, depth and structure to the design and provide a strong supporting framework for the whole garden....
Large Area Garden Landscaping
Large Area Garden Landscaping
Landscaping over a large area may well require planning permission and more consideration for neighbours than usual....
Laying Turf in Your Garden
Laying Turf in Your Garden
A well-tended lawn makes an instant impression; laying turf is not a difficult job and with a little attention to the aftercare, can produce the lawn of your dreams....
Planting for Structure, Shape and Form
Planting for Structure, Shape and Form
Plants chosen for their shape, structure or form typically form a focal point in the design, drawing the whole scheme together and setting off the remainder of the…...
Planting for Year-Round Interest
Planting for Year-Round Interest
Planting for a year-round interest largely involves planning with winter firmly in mind; a well-designed garden will meet the changing seasons and offers new…...
The Principles of Planting
The Principles of Planting
Choosing the right plants and planting scheme can be a real “make-or-break” part of landscape design; how to ensure that your choices are the right ones....
Turf or Seed for a New Lawn?
Turf or Seed for a New Lawn?
There are two main choices for laying a new lawn, seed or turf, and the choice is a straight one between your time or your money....
Using Climbing Plants
Using Climbing Plants
Climbing plants make a huge contribution to the garden, whether grown over a trellis or pergola, against the house itself or used to hide an unsightly wall or fence....
Using Hedges and Screens
Using Hedges and Screens
Choosing and using the right hedging plants for both formal and informal hedges, to provide screening, shelter and security in the garden....
Using Plants for Colour and Texture
Using Plants for Colour and Texture
Providing an interesting mix of colours and textures is one of the keys to good landscape design and can have an enormous effect on the whole feel of the garden....
Using Shrubs to Full Effect
Using Shrubs to Full Effect
Well chosen shrubs form an excellent framework to under-pin the whole garden design and can provide year-round impact and interest in their own right....
Using Trees in the Garden
Using Trees in the Garden
Few plants make quite such an impact as trees and with the wide range available, few plots – however small – need be without the unique contribution a tree can bring....
Working with Lawns and Grassland
Working with Lawns and Grassland
Areas of grass provide both functional and attractive features in the garden, whether as a traditional lawn or left to grow longer beneath trees and out of the way spots...
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