Garden Design and Outdoor Living
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Discover how to create a 'living wall' of herbs, vegetables, annuals or perennial plants, with our easy practical guide.
Whether you're starting a new garden from scratch or looking to adapt an existing space, there are various ways to make your outdoor space feel larger, brighter and more private.
Gravel gardens are characterised by sunny, free-draining conditions. Find out plants that will thrive here.
Garden lighting not only creates a relaxing atmosphere, but also transforms your plot into an evening retreat. Fun to play around with, lighting can completely change the way you look at your outdoor space and the plants you have in it. It'll also make it more inviting and accessible, turning it into a social place to enjoy summer evenings with friends.
For those seeking alternative summer house design ideas, this outdoor bar is an ideal garden project as well as a fun talking point for social gatherings and parties at home.
Combining plants effectively is an essential part of the garden design process. By considering various attributes - plant type, size and habit; foliage shape; flower colour; season of interest - it's possible to create a harmonious, unified planting scheme.
Sheds are an invaluable addition to any garden, providing storage, protection and even a space to relax. However, it’s worth making sure you match the right shed to your garden and your gardening needs.
Courtyard gardens may be small, but they can be beautiful spaces in which to relax and grow plants. They’re often shady and overlooked by neighbouring buildings, but also warm and sheltered, allowing you to grow a wide range of interesting and more tender plants.
In summer, with brighter evenings and (hopefully) balmy weather, it's a treat to be able to relax in the garden until late. By adding night-scented plants and soft lighting, along with pale-coloured flowers and foliage that appear to glow in the fading light, your garden will become an enticing 'room' to sit in at the end of the day.