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Replicating a simple design

Question from tania oddi

Please see the image. I would like to create this on a much smaller scale. Can anyone suggest a way of doing this?

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  • Posted: Thu. 21st April 2016 08:08

Large wall 7.5m deep by 12m wide garden design help

Comment from Victoria Player

Hello, We are buying a new build and have a 7.5m deep by 12m wide garden, 2 children (3y and 10mnths). There is a rather large wall at the end of the garden, which is very old and unfortunely they have dung down to reveal its foundations, making it 43 bricks high and as the foundations have been revealed they have said that they have to build a 1 meter wide raised bed to support the wall. The wall isn't ours. Anyway, before we knew we'd have to have this large raised bed we were already worried that the garden was too small and now feel that the bed will make it look smaller. I have attach a pick of garden from our back door and and my original plan. I'm no expert but did some research on how to make a garden look deeper than it is etc and this is what I came up with. I've also attached a pic of the show home garden, as I like the patio that they have used. Hope that you can help. We are meeting with the developer on Monday to agree what they are going to do about hiding/supporting the walls foundations. I'm hoping that someone on here will have some ideas in order for us to not loose too much garden. Vicky

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  • Posted: Sat. 16th April 2016 19:24
  • Last reply: Tue. 19th April 2016 09:28

garden ornaments

Question from Helen Hull

Does anyone know where I can purchase a large terracotta or stone urn (75cm or taller) for the centrepiece to a Greek pebble mosaic I'm planning? Advertised Cretan pots come in at £1000+!

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  • Posted: Tue. 1st March 2016 15:16
  • Last reply: Thu. 3rd March 2016 11:37

Printing Plant list

Question from Robert Spencer

I have not used design feature for a while and have been busy in the garden planting.
I want to print out a simple list of plants that I have already entered into the garden WITHOUT photos and long descriptions, .

Is their a way of doing this?

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  • Posted: Sat. 12th December 2015 15:36
  • Last reply: Sun. 5th June 2016 06:14

Garden design tool

Question from Joanne Evans

I've been using the garden design tool for a little while. The problem I am having is that it does not create designs to scale when they are printed out e.g. if a drawing is printed out on A4 what scale is this? Is there something I am missing or do I need to upgrade to be a Pro Member for this functionality? Joanne

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  • Posted: Thu. 10th December 2015 18:25
  • Last reply: Tue. 22nd December 2015 15:36

Winter Boarder

General post from Roy Warrender

Hi, I have 2 small L shaped borders in front of my bungalow 6' x 8' x 18" wide
I would like to replant as a Autumn winter boarder
Can anyone suggest suitable low growing plants?
The ends and corners I would like to have plants that can be left in all year and not over 18" tall
the bedding plants will be changed to suit the season during the year

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  • Posted: Wed. 5th August 2015 21:20
  • Last reply: Mon. 7th March 2016 14:17

Using Google Earth

Question from Dominic Buxton


I'm sure that when I had my free trial a few years ago, I used Google Earth to select my garden, so they shape and size were accurate, then added plants in. I can't find how to do that now I've signed up as a full member.

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  • Posted: Thu. 7th May 2015 09:25
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Can you change the view of the planner to look at height of plants?

Question from Dominic Buxton

Just wondering if you can change from a plan view to a horizontal view so you can look at the heights of plants to see if they work together.

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  • Posted: Thu. 7th May 2015 09:16
  • Last reply: Thu. 7th May 2015 16:33

The garden design planner does not work

Question from Helena Morland

The Garden design planner do not work!
Does anyone have the same problem as I do? I am so frustrated about this, when I should start up the design planner program it just shows a blank page, and when I click on my garden design it comes up a alert that I am leaving the page.
Confused and disappointed!

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  • Posted: Tue. 28th April 2015 10:50
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Wanting to plant a Lavender Hedge

Question from Linda

Hi - I’m fairly new to gardening and now a little bit obsessed (workload permitting).
We have a large garden and inherited a poorly designed landscaped garden area which we are gradually making our own. Many of the flower beds are edged with box which is a great place for the slugs to hide in and not our favourite plant, although it does serve a purpose of helping to keeping the dogs of the borders.
My question is, I want to plant a Lavender Hedge and around one of the bigger beds, I’ve already dug up the Box. I know it’s not the perfect site so wondering if it’s a complete waste of time and money? If so, any suggestions as to what we could plant.

The area is the only place where we get shade, but the edges do get some sun. The soil is neutral to slightly acidic. I plan to add lime to the soil if I plant the Lavenders. In my head this would look wonderful and a great source of food for the bees.

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  • Posted: Fri. 13th March 2015 11:36
  • Last reply: Sat. 14th March 2015 16:34