New Blog Location (Dec 6, 2017 09:23)
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Colour In The Garden (Dec 8, 2016 09:29)
Does And Don't On Designing with Colour Drive through any town or suburb and you will see many plantings that apparently aim to include every possible colour imaginable, all crammed together, with no thought at all for harmony,  balance or indeed the colours and forms of the adjacent or surr...

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Fence Design (Nov 16, 2015 09:41)
Fences: How to Specify & Design Enclosure Fences can have multiple functions. In addition to defining boundaries they can act as wind breaks, screen unsightly structures or views, create privacy, support climbing plants, and be features in their own right as decorative backdrops to planting. ...


What Is A Garden? (Sep 27, 2015 17:39)
The Garden Defined This question is so fundamental to learning about design that it is worth looking at the instant image in your mind's eye of a garden.   I believe that on this design learning curve you will shed many of  your pre-conceptions and open your mind and your eyes to a...


Designing For Wildlife (Sep 27, 2015 17:39)
Creating a Balance of Horticulture and Ecology The enemies of wild life gardens are mainly domestic: cats, dogs and  indifferent humans who may have no interest in preserving a balanced eco-system. However wildlife gardens have enormous educational value for adults and children as long as na...