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Help Needed

Question from Roy Warrender

I have a very Small Boarder At the rear of my retirement bungalow its 3 fence panels wide about 18ft by about 30 in wide sloaping north to south about 18 in., each panel has an upside down trianguler trellis on it
this year due to the Hot weather its been a failure I am hoping the shrubs will suvive, the soils not to good & the other side of the fence is scrub land with brambles unfortunatley I have no access to clear them
I am looking for all year colour Plants should be evergreen with seasonal bedding.
To keep to the rules no plant can exeed 2 mtrs in height, I would like to keep shrubs about 1 to 1.5 mtrs, my preferance is not to over crowd plants

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  • Posted: Wed. 8th August 2018 13:35

I have a plan... but need help

Question from Nic Christie

I’m in really need of help and advice.
I’ve designed and started to build my rear garden (see attached) the garden is SSW facing . I can't use those 3D design things so will have to put up with my sketch. LOL
The trouble is I want to plant it based on ferns, grasses, hostas, acer, palms type plants but have absolutely no idea what will work where layout etc . Please please can you or anyone help out.

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  • Posted: Tue. 3rd July 2018 12:25

Cotoneaster tree for a very small garden

Question from marguerite mcmullin

Hi. I am wanting to add a small semievergreen to my small garden. If I plant it close to my neighbours fence will it be easy to prune it so that it doesn't intrude too much over their side of the garden? You can see the fence next to where my partner is holding a tape measure showing height of 3 metres. The other photos are of a man next to a cotoneaster in a 30 ltr pot and a 7-8 foot cotoneaster in a 12 litre pot. The tree in the 12ltr pot is significantly cheaper and has a 2 year guarantee. Does the pot size make much difference?

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  • Posted: Sat. 31st March 2018 22:23

Plant location

General post from Vivienne

How do I delete a plant from a garden?

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  • Posted: Wed. 11th October 2017 14:05
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design planner help

Question from John Collins

I'm finding it difficult to use the planner. I've printed out the planner help menu but at the moment haven't progressed beyond setting grid size

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  • Posted: Sun. 27th August 2017 08:10
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Drought tolerant species for Turkish garden

Comment from Simon

Hi all, I would love any suggestions from members on drought tolerant species that I could consider for my garden based in Turkey.

You can see my Turkish garden in progress here.

Thanks so much, Simon

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  • Posted: Tue. 15th August 2017 12:27
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What can I put around my arbor/bench+pergola?

Tip from Tamara

Hi, I'm a new gardener and have decided to transform my front garden. It's south facing and I think it would be lovely to have a seating area to enjoy the weather. The space is small and I want to make the most of it. If I place a bench+pergola or arbor in my garden nook, what can I plant around it? Should I let the grass continue under the bench or can I continue my plant bed underneath it? At the moment the border is a sleeping vegetable bed. I welcome alternative ideas.

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  • Posted: Sun. 5th March 2017 10:32
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More than one layout?

Question from Julie Macavoy

I've done a design of my garden using your software but I'm looking to redesign the garden and try out a few ideas. Is it possible to have more than one design?

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  • Posted: Fri. 3rd March 2017 20:54
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Compass / Aspect?

Question from Steve

Just staring out with the tool, is there anyway to add orientation/show a compass?

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  • Posted: Tue. 18th October 2016 18:50
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How create s shaped garden edge to hillside

Question from Lynda

I am making a garden on a hillside. I am creating a flat area at the bottom of the hillside but want to create a curved edge at the bottom of the slope. What is the best way of making a s shaped curve, I have tried using a hose pipe but the edge wasn't sharp enough, any ideas welcome?

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  • Posted: Mon. 17th October 2016 14:00
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