A Beginner’s Guide To Gardening Home and Gardening

These garden design ideas are key to creating a scheme you’ll love for years to come. Living walls are becoming more popular in garden designs, providing a great way to embrace vertical planting and create maximum drama in your outdoor space. You can position a living wall anywhere, just remember to choose the right plants for that part of the garden, just as you would with a border. There are plenty of green wall kits and living wall planters available too, so shop around to find one that best suits your space. The key is to achieve a balance between the size of your garden and what you would like to use the space for.

You can also enjoy a tour of his Herefordshire garden, including his flower garden, herb garden, kitchen garden, and more. Adam Frost’s practical, no-nonsense approach will help you plan and build a garden that works for you. The Gardeners’ World presenter takes you step by step through the whole process, from simple garden design ideas to a full garden makeover. Kids love going out in the garden for some playtime but zoning an area is key, as small family gardens can often be dominated by play equipment, leaving little room for anything else. While you would need to have a large garden to install a slide or playhouse, for more restricted spaces, sand tables or mud kitchen play sets in a corner will work great, and it will entertain kids for hours.

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Thirdly, our garden designs are considered for their environmental advantages, with new habitats created in most gardens, mainly through planting. We are proud to be able to plant thousands of plants every year, from trees to hedging whips to shrubs and perennials. These plants are the life source of thousands of animals and can be complimented by wildlife ponds, bog gardens, bird boxes/feeders/baths, log piles for hedgehogs or any range of animal-friendly installations. This is ideal for shed rooves, rabbit hutches etc. and forms an ideal habitat for insects.

  • These plants are the life source of thousands of animals and can be complimented by wildlife ponds, bog gardens, bird boxes/feeders/baths, log piles for hedgehogs or any range of animal-friendly installations.
  • If you don’t like the idea of incorporating stone steps, you can achieve a seamless look with your existing lawn, for example, by enabling the flow from one space to the next.
  • We can do this with as little or as much input from yourselves as you wish.
  • Check with your neighbours first to establish whose fence it is and ask permission before doing any work.
  • ‘By ensuring your paving is the same level as your indoor flooring, you can blur the lines between the interior and the exterior of the property,’ adds Michael.

There are some great space-saving, foldable or stackable table and chair sets that are perfect for compact spaces – invest in a garden bistro set for style and functionality and deck chairs for easy, instant seating. Remember, narrow, low-planted beds can define seating or dining areas, as can lines of planted-up troughs – choose evergreen scented plants, such as lavender or Mexican orange blossom. Containers offer the most flexibility though, allowing you to move them around however suits. For smaller courtyards and patios, go for folding furniture, or bench seating that can be tucked under a dining table when not in use.

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Mirrors are used to make the space feel bigger and a ‘ceiling’ created by the canopy of long-stemmed bamboos focus attention within the space and create a more intimate atmosphere. Speaking of lighting, don’t underestimate how important it is to create atmosphere in your garden. John Davies incorporated hydroponic walls into the roof and basement gardens of this office building in London. A mix of flowering shrubs and perennials, such as buddleia and fuschia, complements the evergreen planting framework and creates a year-round effect with seasonal colour.

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If, for example, you can’t move your three-piece set indoors over winter, buy furniture covers to protect and extend its life. And whatever garden furniture you buy, don’t forget to accessorise with outdoor cushions for extra comfort. If you have an uneven or sloping garden, decking is an ideal and cost-effective option for levelling it out. Decking can also have split levels and include steps, making it the ideal space for dining furniture, and due to its use, a decked garden area typically needs to withstand heavy foot traffic. When you’re choosing flowering plants, try to make some of them ‘out of season’ performers so you have some year-round colour, or put in spring and early summer bulbs to get the garden off to a great start.