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This is the side of my garden. The photo shows the large concrete base which used to be a car port (recently dismantled). We planned to cover this with stone slabs to make a patio - it is directly outside our dining room french windows. Now the structure has been removed I am not happy with it. I think it is too large, and the path next to the house emphasises that it is set at a different angle to the house & path. Would readers suggest removing the whole concrete base, the path, or both or keeping a section of concrete base for a patio, and which bit? I thought I had a plan but now I am stuck! The house is Victorian and I prefer a softer country garden look. I know I should be thinking curves but where to start!
Can anyone advise me please on what goes well with white Japanese Anemones? I have two that I want to put between a clump of Euphorbia Wulfennii and another clump of Sisyrinchium - I don't know the variety but it's about 18" tall with yellow and white flowers.
Thank you for your help
Hi everyone I wish to design 2 new beds I have two themes in mind either (1) morning and evening, or (land and sea) anyone got any ideas on whcih plants could reflect either of these themes? As it seems the weather is turning thought that those of you stuck indoors on the computer might welcome this challenge and I could certainly do with the help. Thank you in advance - Gill
Hi - totally new to gardening and having problems knowing which shapes in the design software to associate with the plants in my list. I was hoping that the software would tell me what the plant looked like...???? Any suggestions?
Hi been trying to access the Free Garden Design Tool, it keeps telling my free trial is no longer available and to update my subscription, but yet it is still advertised on the google internet search engine as being a FREE TOOL FOR GARDEN DESIGN. Didn't realise that there was a time limit to use this application from registration!
Can't seem to resize grid using the free version of the tool. Can access window where you can change width and depth, but dimensions are non-modifiable. Any ideas?
I want to prepare a flower bed where a row of well established leylandii trees once were - these were the border between my property and next door and followed a downward slope along a short set of steps in my back garden. The trees have been chopped down to ground level and a tall lap fence erected in their place (SW facing). This has given me about 30-40 cm between the fence line and a line of wooden sleepers (which form a metre high retaining wall). There is also a shallow trench between these sleepers and the steps which I also want to prepare as a bed and plant up. I plan to plant some climbing plants (clematis, poss. honeysuckle, etc) plus some border shrubs into the space between the fence and sleepers, and maybe some rock plants, alpines, ferns, crocosmia, hardy bush fuscia maybe etc in the in-filled trench. Can you advise on how I need to prepare the bed between fence and sleepers, and how to prepare a plantable bed in the trough between sleepers and path. Difficult to describe - the key issue is how to provide enough nutrients for what I want to grow in amongst what is largely the roots system of the felled leylandii (which I cant dig or grind out). Will just putting in enriched topsoil over some drainage material be sufficient? Thanks!
After giving up on the design tool on several previous occasions I have tried again (without success) to even get a curved lawn onto my garden design. The help manual does not appear to be very user friendly - I am following the instructions but still without success. Is there anyone out there that can advise or help me please? I am looking to totally re-design my small garden which has 90 odd herbaceous in it. It seems a shame being a member if I have to buy or try another sites design tool. Perhaps as others have mentioned some online tutorials might be useful?
When designing our garden in the software I can change the icon colour but not the size of shrubs etc. How do you do this?
Well, I have been charged with designing a small community garden, 42 feet wide, on a tropical theme.
I am open to suggestions on plants, we have a very generous memorial budget from my late father, who designed 2 other gardens in the local area.
So far I have opted for:
4 Topiary balls
6 Trachycarpus Fortunei (2 large 10 feet, 4 smaller 8 feet)
4 Phormiums (mix of Yellow Wave and Jesters)
2 Cordylines (Southern and Pink Passion)
I am looking for some other suggestions for tropical plants that can withstand the Midlands frosts (this year we only got to -2 so not so low) and also be fairly low maintenance and colourful.
It will all be finished with a golden aggregate stone mix, with solar lighting and some large white pebbles at each end.
Any suggestions on unusual plants would be gratefully received.