How and where to buy wholesale plants in the UK
There is an enormous choice of wholesale plants in the UK. From independent nurseries like Orchard Dene, Babylon Plants and Farnham Common Nurseries, to large wholesale/retail nurseries like Hillier or Evergreen. For trade only consider nurseries [...]
Outdoor steps are a design opportunity. On any site with significant level differences, the design of changes in level is important for appearance, convenience and safety. The size and shape of outdoor steps in new buildings is governed by the local Building Regulations. This control is mainly directed [...]
Taking part in exhibitions as a garden designer - sense or nonsense?
By former student Sabine Friedrich
Should you take part in a garden design show? The answer is simple: yes, but ... ... only in cooperation with a landscaping company.
But let's start with the 'yes, I would take part in an exhibition [...]
Why Banning the Eraser will Make you a Better Designer
In this garden design tutorial, I ban my students from using an eraser! Instead, I encourage them to make mistakes which can then lead to happy accidents. I have often used the analogy of ‘writers block’ when it comes to designing. Some [...]
Almost anything that holds soil could be used for plant pots. Shops stock a vast range of traditional ceramic, terracotta, glass fibre and stone pots, some attractive and some hideous. It's important that they are frost proof, so check those imported from Mediterranean or far eastern countries.
Be careful [...]